"That will be it," Lehmann said when asked whether he will seek a new contract beyond 2019. "It will be a case of too much time, too much travel." Lehmann has been at the helm since the 2013 Ashes when he replaced sacked coach Mickey Arthur following a disastrous tour of India. In Lehmann's time as coach, Australia have won two Ashes series at home and lost two in England, while also winning the 2015 World Cup.
Darren Lehmann confirms he won't coach Australia beyond 2019 https://t.co/gdJpiLKyiC— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 25, 2017
"For me, I've really enjoyed the role and loving it," he said. "We'll just get to that point and work out what we do from there." Former Test opener Justin Langer, who has an outstanding record at Western Australia and the Perth Scorchers, will be among the favourites to succeed Lehmann as national coach.
WATCH: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen.@darren_lehmann compares each of Santa's reindeer to an Aussie Test cricketer... And it's hilarious. @Neroli_M_FOXhttps://t.co/ajV4Q4Imzi— FOX SPORTS Cricket (@FOXCricketLive) December 24, 2017