Ottis Gibson is a good man, first. He is also a good coach, second. They are not mutually exclusive. His backroom staff is a clever mix of the old and the new although there have been some unfortunate casualties.
Much as some South Africans try to adopt a take-it-or-leave-it approach to the Ashes itâ€™s hard not to take an interest given the intensity with which the contest is always contested and the saturation media coverage. Itâ€™s hard to get away from. We donâ€™t need to apologise for being interested. Part of the problem, secretly, is the fear for some Proteas supporters that their desire to see Australia beaten may be interpreted as support for England which, of course, is a no-no.
The decision by Ottis Gibson to retain the same coaching and support staff as his predecessor, Russel Domingo, makes absolute sense – and no sense at all. The purpose of changing the head coach was to ‘refresh’ the coaching approach and atmosphere, to inject new ideas and energy into a structure which had, by almost […]
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