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I won’t be Aussie coach forever, says Darren Lehmann

Australia’s World Cup-winning coach Darren Lehmann has hinted that he may not continue at the helm of affairs for an extended period, saying his role has a shelf life due to hectic international schedule and players’ need also change.

Lehmann said he has the “best job in the world” but he would not be in this role forever. He took charge in 2013 and his contract runs till 2017.

“If you have a young family it’s tough – they’re at school and all those sort of things. But it’s the best job in the world. You’d love to be able to do it for 20-30 years,” Lehmann said. “But I don’t think you can. I think players need change occasionally. I won’t be doing it forever, and hopefully I get to exit in my own way,” he added. In the next two years leading up to the Champions Trophy in 2017, Australia travel to the West Indies, England, Bangladesh, New Zealand, South Africa, India and Sri Lanka, along with two jam-packed home summers, leaving roughly two months of free time for those players not involved in the lucrative IPL. 



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