• Knights name new assistant coach

    Former all-rounder Werner Coetsee has been named assistant coach of the Knights.

    Coetsee worked with the franchise in an interim capacity through the bulk of the 2018-19 season – and has since been hired in a full-time capacity. He played for the Knights as recently as November 2018.

    ‘It is wonderful to see a great servant of the game brought into a coaching and managerial position in South Africa’, said Knights chief executive officer Johan van Heerden.

    ‘Werner has proven himself to make a success of everything he is involved in.’

    Coetsee will assist new head coach Alan Kruger, who was hired earlier this year. Former Proteas spinner Nicky Boje was Kruger’s predecessor.

    ‘As a qualified accountant, Werner will give more structure to the management team, and his knowledge and love for the game will be of great influence on the young team we have,’ added Van Heerden.

    ‘As someone who has played at such high level of cricket, Werner will bring his experience and professionalism to the team. We are looking forward to his contribution in the 2019-2020 season.’

    The Knights currently occupy last position in the ongoing six-team CSA T20 Challenge, after no wins, three losses and five no-results.

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