Arthur turns down Pak coach job offer: Report

Last Updated: Nov 14, 2011, 15:50 PM IST

Islamabad: Former South African coach Mickey Arthur has reportedly turned down an offer from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to succeed Waqar Younis.

The PCB had held talks with Arthur’s agent, but he made it clear that his client was not interested in making a move to oversee the troubled team.

“The agent for Arthur turned down the offer from the outset,” a leading daily reported.

The source also revealed that the board many not end up signing a foreign coach.

“Dean Jones and Dermot Reeve are no longer in the run and the PCB apparently has had a change of plan and is now looking at hiring specialist coaches for batting, fielding and bowling instead of hiring a head coach,” the source said.

According to reports, the PCB is now considering the names of Moin Khan, Aaqib Javed and Sabih Azhar for the national coach position.

ANI