Interim West Indies coach Andre Coley will replace Former all-rounder Phil Simmons at the coaching crease come January 28.
Although many have argued that assuming the position in the Windies set up is supping from the poisoned chalice, the Jamaican has indicated his interest and reportedly relished the challenge.
Coley is a ‘company man,’ having worked with the region’s High-Performance Centre, youth team, and women’s team, and also served as an assistant coach for the men’s team.
He was appointed to fill the role while Cricket West Indies (CWI) developed a new strategic position.
CWI announced that Coley would oversee the two-Test tour of Zimbabwe from January 28 to February 16, as well as the multi-format tour of South Africa, which includes two Tests, three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three T20 Internationals (T20Is) from the February 21 to March 28.
“Every coaching opportunity brings a different challenge and I have never been one to back away from a challenge,” Coley told the SportsMax Zone.
“If offered generally I look to take them on. It’s just about assessing working with staff working with the players and coming up with the right strategy,” he added.
According to Coley, communication is pivotal to achieving his goals.
“In this case communication is going to be very crucial, so working out what that communication strategy is going to be.”
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