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The naivety of Mickey Arthur and his representatives

Mickey Arthur - Australian coach (Image: Cricket.com.au)
Roar Pro
22nd July, 2013
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Former Australian cricket coach, Mickey Arthur has been naive in the aftermath of his dismissal.

How could he realistically believe that the contents of his unfair dismissal claim would not become public knowledge in some way or other?

One can feel for about the stress he has been under following the double whammy of his dismissal as Australian cricket coach and the loss of his mum.

However, he has also been ill advised by his legal representatives, who seemed to have given little thought to his long term future, when there are so few senior coaching positions on offer worldwide.

He will most likely now never get any job in cricket in Australia after this, whether or not he wins and receives the scullion that he has asked for.

It’s probably best he try work in another country (on the Indian sub-continent or back in his homeland) where he can start with a clean slate and where he will receive more empathy for his plight.

It showed a lack of appreciation of the way things work in his adopted country, which again is indicative of his ignorance of the Aussie psyche and mentality. This was very much evident in his failings to effectively man-manage the players.

His recent actions have no doubt re-enforced the opinions of his previous employers about his inability to do the people part of his job well.

He should have gone graciously and quietly, let the dust settle and ease back into another coaching position in a year or two.

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A good bloke by all accounts, but one who needs to be more savvy.