South Africa coach Ottis Gibson will not give up despite the World Cup disaster

MANCHESTER: South African coach Ottis Gibson he is not in the mood to leave everything despite the grim campaign of the team's World Cup, as he believes he did not have enough time to prepare the Proteas for the big event.

Gibson joined South Africa as head coach in August 2017, but could not inspire the team to reach the end of the World Cup business and finished seventh in the standings with three wins in nine games.


When asked what was the biggest challenge of his coaching career, Gibson said: Time, I would say. Have enough time to form a team. We test the whole brand of cricket positive and aggressive, but it needs time.

Sometimes it will not work, but you need time for you to lie down, so that people understand what you are trying to convey and for people to understand their roles.

Gibson's contract as head coach will expire in September of this year, but he made it clear that he would like to stay to help South Africa rebuild after the disappointing World Cup.

I want my job ... I love my job. I have to know about them (CSA). The contract was always until mid-September 2019, so we'll have to see it, Gibson said.

From my point of view, we had a disappointing World Cup and if you take the World Cup in isolation, you may feel the need for a change. But if you look at the last two years, we have also done some good things. We'll have to wait and see how CSA sees the whole picture.

South Africa had to deal with the retirement of the legendary. AB de Villiers injuries to some key players, and also problems outside the field that included the financial crisis facing the South Africa cricket (CSA).

At that time we have had retirements, some people have left and Kolpak, we have had injuries, especially in the last six months or so. Hash ( Hashim Amla ) He had a family situation to deal with. And then the players that you felt were ready did not put the races on the board, so you feel like you have to give them a little more time, Gibson said.

In general, looking back now, you feel like you just want to have a little more time. But you did not. The World Cup was just around the corner and you had to deal with that.

Gibson, who had a brief stint with England as bowling coach between March 2015 and September 2017, said South Africa should follow the English side plan after its early departure from the 2015 edition.

I worked with England after the last World Cup. They did not do well and they decided they had to change, Gibson said.

" Trevor Bayliss He arrived in 2015 and had from 2015 until now to build the team. Over the course of those four years, you have seen what he has done for the team.

Gibson believes that South Africa has the resources to become a formidable force in the global game once again in the future.

There is a lot of talent in South Africa. If that talent is ready to take the next step, that's what we need to see in the next 12 months, Gibson said.

If you are thinking about the meaning of the cue ball, around the World Cup, we have four years to plan a World Cup, which gives you much more time.