South Australia and Adelaide Strikers coach not entertaining Australian men’s work
Gillespie, who is the South Australia manager and former manager of the English counties of Sussex and Yorkshire, had been touted as a potential replacement for Langer.
“I’m not offering myself any work,” Gillespie told reporters on Tuesday. “It’s nice to be thought of that way, but it’s definitely something I don’t even think to entertain.”
“Everyone was pretty disappointed with how it all turned out – pretty heartbreaking to see, to be honest,” Gillespie said. “But unfortunately it is what it is. Justin has done very well…the decision has been made and whatever decision they make, they do.
“But I think everyone is of the opinion that things could have probably been handled better. He is doing well. He felt he had something to offer Australian cricket. Cricket Australia felt differently. Professional sport and be a coach.”
Gillespie praised Langer’s four-year tenure as national coach.
“Justin will go on and do wonderful things that we all know he can,” he said. “He has done a great job with Australian cricket for the past four years and we all wish him really good luck as he will be successful in whatever he does.”
CA CEO Nick Hockley said the decision not to offer Langer a longer extension – he rejected a six-month offer – was because the team needed something different at the time. ‘to come up. The new coaching structure could see assistants, specialists and consultants play a bigger role, with the head coach overseeing the operation and likely to miss some tours and series.