• Titans name Boucher successor

    Mandla Mashimbyi has been appointed as head coach of the Titans for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.

    Mashimbyi, who has been the assistant coach at the Titans since 2013, will take over from Mark Boucher, who has joined the Proteas in his new role as head coach.

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    ‘I am honoured to be given the opportunity to coach the Titans. We currently have a rich pool of talent and I’m looking forward to nurturing that into successful results on the field,’ said Mashimbyi.

    ‘There won’t be major changes in how things are done, it’s more about the players and making sure they tick all the boxes. I’m really looking forward to working with the boys and serving them as head coach.

    ‘I’m the type of coach that’s drawn to a person’s potential more than whom I see in their current state, so my goal is to get players to reach their potential and hopefully the guys understand and respond well to that.’

    Mashimbyi played for the Titans, taking 103 wickets in 39 first-class matches and averaged 20 with the bat. He helped Northerns to the 3-Day and One-Day double in 2005-06.

    ‘Mandla was a natural choice to succeed Mark at the helm. Having spent years in the system both as a player and coach, he brings with him a wealth of knowledge of the Titans way and will no doubt continue to build on the legacy of the coaches before him as we aim to compete across all formats,’ said interim chief executive officer Pierre Joubert.

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