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Domingo reapplies to be South Africa coach

Domingo reapplies to be South Africa coach

Russell Domingo has put his name in the frame to remain in his job © Getty Images

Russell Domingo has confirmed he has reapplied to be South Africa’s coach when his contract expires in August, at the end of the England tour. There had been suggestions that he would not seek an extension in the position after CSA said they were going to go through a full recruitment process for the role.

Domingo been non-committal over whether he wanted to continue as coach until now. In February, after South Africa beat Sri Lanka, Domingo said he needed “to think about” carrying on and by the end of March, in New Zealand, he said he was was waiting to find out the process CSA was following in appointing a new coach.

Subsequently, CSA announced a five-man panel including two former national coaches, Gary Kirsten and Eric Simons, to recommend a candidate for the coaching job. However, as recently as three weeks ago, when South Africa crashed out of the Champions Trophy, Domingo said he had “not yet” reapplied for his job, even though the deadline was less than a week away. CSA closed applications on June 16 and held interviews last week.

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