Darren Lehmann Limits his Coaching Tenure

Darren Lehmann says he has the “best job in the world”, but don’t expect the Ashes and World Cup-winning coach to be doing it forever.In the next two years leading up to the Champions Trophy, Australia travel to the West Indies, England, Bangladesh, New Zealand, South Africa, India and Sri Lanka, along with two jam-packed home summers, leaving roughly two months of free time for those players not involved in the lucrative Indian Premier League.Lehmann, his support staff and the players who represent their country in Test, one-day international and T20 cricket spend on average 300 days on the road each calendar year.Lehman says the position of head coach is one that comes with a short life expectancy.


“If you have a young family it’s tough – they’re at school and all those sort of things.” Lehmann said.

“But it’s the best job in the world. You’d love to be able to do it for 20-30 years.

“I don’t think you can. I think players need change occasionally.

“I won’t be doing it forever, and hopefully I get to exit in my own way.

“That’s means we’re playing pretty well and going OK.

“If you lose a few in a row you never know, you’re under pressure again. But that’s just the way it is.”

One way to lighten the coach’s load could be to drop a format like players often do towards the end of their career.

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