Justin Langer, Australia’s coach, hinted on Thursday that he would seek an extension to his four-year contract, which expires in June 2022, adding he “loves his job.” Langer has been chastised by the players for his coaching techniques, but he now has a Twenty20 World Cup to his name and is on the verge of winning the prized Ashes Trophy.

Australia has a 2-0 lead over England in their home series. The former Test opener, who is 51 years old, argued that his cognitive process has not changed. “To be honest, I’ve never thought of anything else. For the past four years, I have been constant in my statements. I enjoy what I do “The ‘Sydney Morning Herald’ cited Langer as saying.

“The boys are performing admirably, and it’s a fantastic team to be a part of. So, from my perspective, nothing has changed.” Former skipper and well-respected cricketer Steve Waugh is one of the Australian cricketing stalwarts that advocates sharing the coaching responsibilities. “Langer stated he wants to remain in command of the Test squad and limited-overs sides in the long term,” according to the newspaper, since there has been talk about splitting the senior coach for the red-and-white-ball teams.”

“If Langer stayed and the responsibilities were separated, Langer’s senior assistant Andrew McDonald would be the ideal white-ball coach. McDonald, who pays great attention to players and has a good rapport with them, is regarded as a capable leader who can command all three teams.”

After the ball-tampering controversy in 2018, Langer was assigned the task of overhauling the team’s culture and regaining the respect of the Australian public.