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

Updated on Feb 15, 2008 10:42 PM IST

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.

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PTI | By, Mwlbourne

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.

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