Angry Langer blames 'politics' for quitting as Australia coach
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He was unhappy at being offered only a six-month extension despite steering Australia to a 4-0 Ashes victory at the start of the year and the T20 title in the United Arab Emirates in 2021.
Australian cricket greats including Ricky Ponting, Steve Waugh and the late Shane Warne jumped to his defence, taking umbrage at the way he was being treated.
But in the run-up to his departure disgruntled players had complained anonymously to Australian media about his intense coaching style.
"The first thing he said to me was, 'It must make you feel so good that all your mates are supporting you in the media,'" Langer was quoted by cricket.com.au, CA's digital arm, as telling a chamber of commerce event in Perth on Wednesday.
"I said, 'Yeah it is, acting chairman, but with all due respect, those mates are also the all-time greats of Australian cricket.
"Ironically, the last six months of my coaching career were the most enjoyable period of 12 years of coaching," he added.
"Not only did we win everything, but I had energy and I had focus and I was happy -– besides the bullshit politics."
He was replaced by Andrew McDonald, with Langer immediately linked to the England coaching position after Chris Silverwood stepped down after their disastrous Ashes campaign.
But Langer insisted he never considered the role.
"I've never spoken to English cricket," he said. "The thought of coaching England ... mate!"