Langer in consideration as LSG look for new head coach

In the Indian Premier League (IPL), Justin Langer might have a shot. He has ties to the Lucknow Super Giants LSG, and if talks go well, he might replace them as manager to start the 2018 season. According to Cricbuzz, the parties are currently in talks about forming an association.

IPL insiders assert that the former Australian coach and the franchise have met several times, despite the fact that neither Langer nor the LSG management have given any indication that negotiations are still underway. Prior to that, Langer helped Australia win the Twenty20 World Cup in 2021 and led the Perth Scorchers to three Big Bash League championships in their first four years of coaching.

The probable alteration to the coaching staff was not mentioned by the team management. Currently, Langer (52) is not engaged in any coaching duties.

If a deal is reached, Langer will take Andy Flower’s place, whose two-year tenure with the Sanjiv Goenka-owned team terminated after the IPL 2023. It is expected that the assistant coaching posts in batting, fielding, and bowling will not be accepted by Morne Morkel, Jonty Rhodes, and Vijay Dahiya. However, there haven’t been any conversations about completely reorganising the LSG support staff.

The KL Rahul-led club fared admirably while under Flower’s leadership, making the playoffs both seasons but missing out on the championship game. Both seasons, they came in third place.

Other IPL clubs are also expected to undergo coaching changes. There are rumours that a number of well-known individuals may lose their jobs as head coaches of league-less teams. It is expected that the Chandrakant Pandit-led Kolkata Knight Riders, who finished eighth the season before, will maintain their current lineup.

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