Russell Domingo remains unsure about his future as Proteas head coach.
In January, CSA announced that it would be accepting applications for the Proteas’ head coach position. This meant that Domingo would have to re-apply for the role if he wanted to continue his work with the SA team.
His job was under scrutiny after the series defeat to England, which saw South Africa slip to seventh on the rankings. Since then Domingo and his charges have jumped up to second with whitewashes over Australia and Sri Lanka, followed by a 1-0 win in New Zealand.
Talking to the media after the draw in Hamilton, Domingo deflected questions on his future.
‘At the moment, I’m going fishing for a couple of weeks, so it’s the last of my worries. When I get back home I will select the squad for England, prepare the side well, we’ll play in England and then we’ll take it from there.’
The 42-year-old is still pondering whether he wants the job as national coach.
‘I don’t know. Everybody wants to coach their national side. It’s where you want to coach, I suppose. I’ve loved my four years, but if my four years are up, so be it.’
Whoever the coach is, after the England series, will take the side through to the 2019 World Cup.
‘I haven’t looked that far ahead, to be honest,’ said Domingo, who replaced Gary Kirsten in 2013 and has already had two extensions of his contract.
‘I don’t know what the process is. I’m still waiting to find out what I need to do, or if I need to do anything, so once I’ve got a bit of clarity on that I’ll make some decisions.’
Lions coach Geoffrey Toyana is considered favourite to take over the Proteas should Domingo step down.
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