Text size:

  • Small
  • Normal
  • Large

Shane Warne will not coach full time in IPL

The retired leg-spinner says he will not commit to a full-time role for any franchise, but will consider a consultancy role.

Shane Warne has ruled out coaching full time in the Indian Premier League (IPL) but is open to taking up a consultancy role.

The Australian leg-spinner played his final professional game in Rajasthan Royal’s 10-wicket win against Mumbai Indians yesterday and while there will be many, including the Royals queuing up to sign him as coach, Warne has made his choice clear.

“I will definitely not be here as a coach for the entire tournament. There’s no point being here as a coach for seven weeks, I might be as well be playing,” Warne said.

“I can see myself in a consultancy role. Whether it be for 10 days pre-tournament, maybe a week in the middle and a week at the end, maybe a few days, maybe just at the end.”

The Royals have indicated that they are looking to continue their association with Warne — despite recent controversies — but the Australian said nothing has been finalised as yet.

“That [the consultancy role] might be with the Rajasthan Royals,” Warne said. “I have had four years with them so they might think it’s time for a new injection from someone else with some different ideas.

“They might still want me, I’m not sure. In the next 12 months I might be associated with somebody else.

“Obviously Rajasthan are my first priority but if I can’t come to an agreement with them then I’ll look elsewhere.”

Back to the top

More articles


Editor's Picks

 Manager Matt Williams benching star Bryce Harper, above, may have sent the wrong message to the rest of the Washington Nationals. Mike Ehrmann / AFP

Benching Harper sends Williams’s right message the wrong way

Matt Williams, the Washington Nationals manager, made the biggest move of his 18-game tenure on Saturday, benching rising star Bryce Harper for his “lack of hustle”.

 Players such as George Springer are a sign that things are starting to swing in the Houston Astros' favour. But more help is needed. Scott Halleran / AFP

Houston Astros are still earth-bound but help is on the way

As harbingers of a new era go, the Houston Astros could have done worse than misspelling their new phenom’s name on his major-league debut.

 Luis Suarez became the first Liverpool player to score 30 Premier League goals in a season since Ian Rush in 1987. Stefan Wermuth / Reuters

Sterling and Suarez inpire Liverpool to win over Norwich City

The win takes the Premier League table-toppers to 80 points from 35 games.

 Arsenal's Lukas Podolski celebrates his second goal during the Premier League match against Hull City at The KC Stadium in Hull, England, on April 20, 2014. Lynne Cameron / AP Photo

Arsenal maintain push for top-four finish with victory at Hull

Hull could end up in Europe regardless of the FA Cup final result if Arsenal finish in the Uefa Champions League places

 Ashish Nehra of Chennai Super Kings bowls to Kings XI Punjab at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Ravindranath K / The National

Hard-hitting Chennai not deterred by opening loss in IPL

But some questions remain about the team's attack ahead of Monday's match against Delhi Daredevils in Abu Dhabi, writes Osman Samiuddin.

 Stanislas Wawrinka turned away fellow Swiss Roger Federer with a 4-6, 7-6, 6-2 victory at the Monte Carlo Masters on April 20, 2014. Julian Finney / Getty Images

Wawrinka backhands Federer aside at Monte Carlo Masters

Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time after rallying to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6, 6-2 in a rare all-Swiss final.

Events

To add your event to The National listings, click here

Get the most from The National