Former Titans and Dolphins all-rounder Pierre de Bruyn has been named head coach of Leicestershire in England.
De Bruyn has stepped up from his position as assistant coach, replacing former Australia all-rounder Andrew McDonald, who is getting out of his contract as elite performance director a year early to coach Melbourne Renegades and Victoria.
Under McDonald this season, aided by the service of De Bruyn, Leicestershire went from a team without a Championship victory for two years, to a team who pushed for promotion this season.
39-year-old De Bruyn has a modest coaching CV so far, having spent a number of years with Tuks, guiding the side to the World Campus Challenge trophy in 2014, before acting as a consultant for Nambia U19 in the World Cup, masterminding their victory over South Africa U19 in the group stages.
‘He’s a good technical coach, man manager, and a visionary,’ said CEO Wasim Khan. ‘The club has made massive strides forward in the two years that Andrew has been here and Pierre will now carry on that excellent work in what are hugely exciting times. What we’ve got with Pierre is someone who will very hungry to bring success.’
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