Mickey Arthur happy to coach in Australian school
Mickey Arthur was sacked as coach of Australia in June 2013 © Getty Images
Sep 8, 2013
Former Australian coach Mickey Arthur has continued his coaching profession by taking up the post of a cricket director at Christ Church Grammar school in Perth. The South-African, after being sacked as the Australian coach recently said he was happy with his present role coaching youngsters.
“The kids are fantastic and it allows me to put something back into the game. It’s funny; I’m actually doing hardcore coaching again. When you’re with Australia or South Africa, you’re managing people, whereas here I’m really enjoying getting back into coaching again,” Arthur was quoted as saying by TheWest.com. “At least they’ll do their homework,” he adds with laughter.
Arthur was sacked as Head Coach of Australian team in June this year by Cricket Australia (CA). His infamous decision of dropping four players on grounds for not doing their homework during the tour to India, were among the few calls which had created bad blood between the players and coach. In the following weeks, Arthur was in the spotlight with bitter reactions and compensation claims against CA.
The former Australian coach has no intentions of leaving Perth where he currently resides. “One thing my family said was they want to stay in Perth. It’s a great place to live, it’s a great city and it’s a great place to bring kids up. We’re very, very happy here,” he said.