Former <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/new-zealand/">New Zealand</a> skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/brendon-mccullum/news/">Brendon McCullum</a> is set for his maiden coaching stint. As per a report in <em>ESPNcricinfo</em>, he will be appointed as assistant coach of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/indian-premier-league">IPL</a> franchise <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/kolkata-knight-riders">Kolkata Knight Riders</a> and head coach of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/caribbean-premier-league">CPL</a> franchise <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/trinbago-knight-riders">Trinbago Knight Riders</a>, the sister franchise of KKR. <p></p> <p></p>The report emerged just couple of days after McCullum <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/brendon-mccullum-announces-retirement-from-all-forms-of-cricket-876377">announced his retirement from all forms of the game</a>. The 37-year-old has represented both the franchises during his playing days. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Also Read: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/virat-kohli-rohit-sharma-rift-story-wont-stop-even-20-years-later-sunil-gavaskar-877873">Virat Kohli-Rohit Sharma rift story won't stop even 20 years later, says Sunil Gavaskar</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>KKR, last month, had <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ipl-kolkata-knight-riders-part-ways-with-jacques-kallis-simon-katich-868912">confirmed the exit of head coach Jacques Kallis and assistant coach Simon Katich</a>. McCullum's association with KKR family goes back to 2008, when he lit up the inaugural edition of IPL with an emphatic 158* in the opening game. <p></p> <p></p>[caption id="attachment_781378" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-781378" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/brendon-mccullum- -AFP.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="355" /> Brendon Mccullum AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>He later went on to play for Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions. After being released by RCB last year, McCullum did not find a buyer in auction for IPL 2019 and missed the season for the first time in his career. Although he was in India for commentary duties. <p></p> <p></p>A veteran of 101 Tests and 260 ODIs, McCullum retired from international cricket in January 2016, two months before the T20 World Cup. He became a T20 freelancer and went on to play T20 leagues in the various parts of the world. <p></p> <p></p>McCullum was set to represent Glasgow Giants as their icon player in the Euro T20 Slam but announced a shock retirement. <p></p> <p></p>If appointed, McCullum will succeed Katich in both the franchises Katich was the head coach of TKR. KKR though are yet to take a call on their head coach's post. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england/">England</a>'s head coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/trevor-bayliss">Trevor Bayliss</a> was expected to make his <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/trevor-bayliss-appointed-kolkata-knight-riders-coach-report-869831">comeback to KKR</a> but he was <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ipl-outgoing-england-coach-trevor-bayliss-to-coach-sunrisers-hyderabad-tom-moody-exits-after-seven-years-870138">roped in by Sunrisers Hyderabad</a>, after the franchise parted ways with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/tom-moody/news/">Tom Moody</a>.