Justin Langer lifts the lid on messy exit as Australia coach


Justin Langer has hit out on the “bull**** politics” inside Cricket Australia, taking specific goal at interim Cricket Australia chairman Richard Freudenstein.

A rumoured breakdown within the relationship between Langer and a core of senior gamers led to CA’s transfer to push the 51-year-old in direction of the exit.

A number of Australia’s biggest Take a look at gamers, together with Mark Waugh, Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Steve Waugh, Matthew Hayden and the late Shane Warne, lambasted CA for the way in which it handled Langer.

The anger Langer felt about his therapy from CA was nonetheless evident on Wednesday when he recalled the dialog he had with Freudenstein the day after he give up as Australia coach.

“The very first thing he mentioned to me was, ‘It should make you’re feeling so good that every one your mates are supporting you within the media,'” Langer instructed a Chamber of Commerce and Business WA occasion in Perth.

“I mentioned, ‘Yeah it’s, performing chairman, however with all due respect, these mates are additionally the all-time greats of Australian cricket. They’re the material of Australian cricket. They’re Australian cricket. Additionally they work all around the globe in cricket. So yeah, I am glad my mates are taking care of me. Think about should you had have’.

“Satirically, the final six months of my teaching profession had been essentially the most gratifying interval of 12 years of teaching. Not solely did we win every part, however I had vitality, and I had focus, and I used to be completely happy – apart from the bull**** politics.”

Australia have since appointed Andrew McDonald as Langer’s alternative. After resigning, Langer’s identify was instantly linked to the England teaching place. Langer, whose satisfaction and keenness for Australia is famend, made it crystal clear he by no means thought-about the function.

“I’ve by no means spoken to English cricket,” Langer mentioned. “The considered teaching England (shakes his head fervently)…mate!”

Langer is uncertain what his subsequent transfer shall be, however mentioned staying in Western Australia together with his household is his precedence.

“I really like WA. I really like being dwelling. I have never been dwelling for 31 years,” he mentioned.

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