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Buchanan wants bigger role if he becomes coach of an IPL team

Buchanan, who had earlier claimed he would not coach at international level again, has now expressed interest in the cash-rich Twenty20 venture backed by the BCCI and ICC.

cricket Updated: Feb 15, 2008 22:42 IST

Former Australian coach John Buchanan has said that he would want a more diversified role if he was to coach a franchise team in the Indian Premier League.

Buchanan, who had earlier claimed he would not coach at international level again, has now expressed interest in the cash-rich Twenty20 venture backed by the BCCI and ICC.

"If I was to sign with a franchise, I would need to know that I was employed to do more than just coach a team," he was quoted as saying in 'Herald Sun'.

"I would like to be able to utilise my skills of building something unique, special and sustainable in the long-term. Obviously that would mean that a franchise owner and I would need to have a compatible vision for the future."

Besides Buchanan, three other Australians - former Sri Lankan coach Tom Moody, former India coach Greg Chappell and current Victorian coach Greg Shipperd - are reportedly offered to coach one each of the eight teams of the IPL.