Langer has no immediate interest in full-time Australia role


Former Australia Test batsman Justin Langer has no intention of taking on full-time coaching duties with the national team after agreeing to take up a caretaker role while Darren Lehmann takes a break.

Langer will take the reins for the one-day international tri-series in the Caribbean against West Indies and South Africa in June, but has no immediate plans to become Lehmann's long-term replacement.

"Timing's an amazing thing. Maybe in a few years' time," Langer said on Monday. "But at the moment I'm very settled doing what I'm doing.

"You've got to remember that to coach Australia or to play international cricket sounds really glamorous, but I did it for 15 or 16 years."

Langer currently coaches the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League, which allows him to balance cricket and family life - something coaching Australia's Test team on a full-time basis would not allow.

"It is a great job and I wouldn't change it for the world," Langer continued.

"But it also means you're away from home for 11 months of the year.

"In life, you've got to weigh up all of those things to make sure you get that balance right and ensure you're still happy.

"It's just great to be able to do 'Boof' [Lehmann] and Cricket Australia a favour for that tour."