Russell Domingo wants to continue as South Africa’s coach beyond next month but admits the decision is now beyond his control. Domingo’s contract is due to expire at the end of South Africa’s Test series in England, and on Monday (July 3) he confirmed for the first time that he has put himself in the running to take the Proteas to the 2019 World Cup.
I have forwarded an application form and gone through an interview,” said Domingo, adding that he “absolutely” wanted to continue in a position that he has occupied for the last four years. “It’s a fantastic honour to work with this team and I’ve loved my time working with it. Hopefully I can continue. If not, it shows it’s in the best interests of the team. I’ve had a fantastic run of it thus far and loved every minute of it. It’s not my decision, it’s up to the board.”
“The most important support that you need is from your players. We work with them day in and day out and I’ve loved my time with them,” said Domingo. “Obviously the support that they’ve shown shows that they’ve enjoyed what we’ve offered the team, so that is satisfying for me.”