JOHANNESBURG – Cricket SA’s chief executive Thabang Moroe is searching for a cricketing Jose Mourinho to fill the position of Team Director with the Proteas men’s team.
The new Team Director will combine the head coaching duties with that of the old style team manager, taking on a position with the national side that is very similar to the football manager’s role Mourinho has filled at various clubs around Europe.
Moroe’s point about Mourinho, regarded the Portuguese’s lack of experience as a player, and rather his strategic acumen as a manager, because Moroe doesn’t feel that the person who will fill the Team Director’s position needs to be a former player with first class experience.
“You have world class coaches who have won the World Cup as players, but when it comes to coaching professionally they are nowhere to be found,” said Moroe.
“Then in football you get an individual like Jose Mourinho, who has achieved so much but is nowhere near having had professional playing experience.