Darren Lehman urges Justin Langer to ‘walk away’ after Ashes win

Australian coach Justin Langer was urged to ride until sunset at the end of the fifth Ashes Test in Hobart.

Despite constant speculation about his future, Langer has enjoyed a successful few months, having helped Australia claim the elusive T20 World Cup title before overseeing the Ashes’ successful home campaign.

However, a senior cricket source told the Sydney Morning Herald the 51-year-old should “read the room” and leave, a sentiment echoed by his predecessor Darren Lyman.

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“Knowing Justin, he’s not going to want to step down. But he should or he’ll burn out,” Lyman told Fox Sports.

Langer is pictured with test captain Pat Cummins before the Ashes final in Hobart (Getty)

“If it were me I would actually have left. Four years, in a high place. Excellent.

“I trained for a very long year and at that moment I didn’t realize it. I think four years is a perfect period. Hindsight is a wonderful thing.

“He can train one coordination but all three need a lot… JL knows my thoughts on that. I talked to him about it.”

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As per the Sydney Morning Herald report, assistant coach Andrew MacDonald is “in position” to replace Langer, but there are fears that he and fellow assistant Michael de Venuto could leave if Langer remains at the helm.

Australia and England will conclude their five-match series in Hobart on Friday, having already held the Ashes thanks to an irreplaceable 3-0 lead before the end of the series.

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