Darren Lehman says the ball-tampering saga was emotionally taxing and that he wished Cricket Australia were more supportive.
According to the Sydney Daily Telegraph, Lehmann is still receiving counseling as a result of the incident.
Lehmann broke down in a emotional press conference in Cape Town when he announced his retirement in March.
He has removed himself from coaching and will now take up commentating.
‘I saw people, and am still seeing people about it. That’s a work in progress,’ Lehmann told the Sydney Daily Telegraph.
‘I don’t think people know how much it affects people behind the scenes, but that’s one of those things that you go through. The help of family and close friends got me through.
‘But you could always have more, can’t you?
‘For me, it was okay. It was a tough time and you had bad days and good days and I’m sure all those other three blokes [players] had worse days.
‘You just hope they get the right help, everyone gets the right help when they need it. There could have been more help but they certainly didn’t just leave us hanging either.’
An independent review that CA commissioned, released Monday, slammed its ‘arrogant’ and ‘controlling’.
The Former Australia boss denied that players had ‘abused’ or bullied staff as suggested by the review.
‘No, I didn’t personally [see players abuse staff]. That might have been before my time. I didn’t see that in my time. They were always respectful and I didn’t have a problem with that,” he told the newspaper.
‘You’re a family travelling around. Some of that has been hurtful saying the culture is not great, because it’s not too bad.’
Lehmann will be one if the commentators for Australia’s first ODI against South Africa in Perth on Sunday.