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Last Updated: Sunday, 6 February, 2005, 07:51 GMT
Waugh linked with SA coach's job
Steve Waugh
Tests: 168
Runs: 10,927; Ave: 51.06
100s: 32; 50s: 50
Wickets: 92
Tests as captain: 57
Won: 41; Drew: 7; Lost: 9
Runs: 3,714: Ave: 52.3
Australian Steve Waugh, the most successful captain in Test history, could be a candidate to become coach of the South African national team.

Newspaper reports have linked Waugh and compatriots Tom Moody and Geoff Marsh with the job.

And Waugh's manager, Robert Joske, was quoted as saying: "It is something we would consider."

South Africa are currently coached by Ray Jennings, but his contract expires in May after a tour to the West Indies.

They have been beaten by India and England since Jennings took over and unless they can repeat their 2001 victory in the Caribbean, the United Cricket Board may look to make a change before next winter's tour to Australia.

Waugh captained Australia in 57 of his 168 Tests, 41 of them victories, before retiring in January 2004.

He recently coached the World XI in a tsunami relief game in Melbourne and is keen to remain in the game in some capacity.

"We haven't heard from South African cricket authorities in relation to the job," said Joske.

"But if an approach was made, or the opportunity arose, we would definitely sit down and talk it through.

"We have a strategic plan that we have put together for Steve's retirement and our approach is that every valid approach that comes our his way should be seriously considered."

Moody, who is currently in charge of English county side Worcestershire, has also denied receiving any approach about the job.

Marsh, meanwhile, has obvious credentials for the job, having already coached Australia and Zimbabwe at international level.

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