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Last Updated: Wednesday, 5 December 2007, 12:54 GMT
Murray needs main man - Rusedski
Andy Murray
Murray is to assemble a specialist team of advisors
Greg Rusedski has warned Andy Murray only one coach should have overall control of his career among the host of advisors he is employing.

The British number one is planning to use a rotating team of specialists after splitting from his coach Brad Gilbert after 18 months together.

But Rusedski believes the 20-year-old must hand someone complete authority.

"You need to have one coach leading the whole situation, like there was Gilbert before," said Rusedski.

Murray has apparently opted against employing a direct replacement for Gilbert, whose relationship with the Scot had apparently fallen apart.

Rusedski says Murray could benefit from surrounding himself with a team of "relaxed" advisors, as long as there is one person in charge of overseeing the operation.


"It will be interesting to see who will be the main person in his camp because with all these personalities someone's got to put a programme together, whether it's a physical trainer, the mental side, and there has to be someone who oversees all those things," Rusedski added.

"I was a little surprised with the team of advisors route he went down, I thought he'd hire another top coach.

"But it will be interesting to see because his mentality is so different to a lot of players - he's very fiery, he's very emotional. So having a team environment around him with different personalities, probably ones that are a little bit more relaxed (than Gilbert), might work for him."

Murray has begun the process of building a support team to guide him through the next stage of his career.

Former Great Britain Davis Cup player Miles Maclagan has flown to Miami to spend time with Murray, while LTA coach Louis Cayer, who has been working with Jamie Murray, and fitness experts Matt Little and Jez Green will join Murray in the USA.

With Gilbert as his coach, Murray reached a career-high ranking of eight and won two ATP titles but the relationship was intense.

"With Brad, it wasn't a clash of personalities - there were a lot more things contributing to it than that," Murray said.

"I just felt like I wanted to take control of my tennis. I feel much more relaxed about my tennis now, as I feel like I'm in charge of the decisions."

He added: "I don't want any personality clashes at all.

"If there is a personality clash, and things aren't going well between people in the team, then I want someone to bring it up with me and stop the clash from going on."

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