Moody likely to take up Western Australia job

Published: Wednesday, April 11, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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Sydney:Former Australian all-rounder Tom Moody is in no mood to renew his contract as the coach of the Sri Lankan national side and is all set to take up the coaching job of his native Western Australia team.

According to The Age, Moody, who is presently in the Carbbeans would return to Western Australia just after the World Cup as his contract with the Lankans is scheduled to expire Meanwhile, former Australian Test opener Justin Langer has relinquished the Western Australia captaincy to join English county Somerset, saying, Moody's imminent appointment had influenced his decision.

''I spoke to Graeme Wood, the new chief executive at the WACA, and then I rang Tommy and had a talk and it fell into place. When I found out Tommy was coming, it seemed the right time,'' Langer was quoted by the newspaper as saying.

Last week, the Lankan coach has expressed his desire to return back to his native land citing his young family as his top priority.

''I've got two young kids. Location is not a huge issue but family will be my number one priority in making the decision,'' Moody said.

The former lanky Aussie, whose wife and two children are based in Worcester, is likely to be offered a three-year deal with Western Australia with Trevor Penny as his assistant. Marcus North is expected to replace Langer as captain.


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