It even rolls off your tongue easily. Mickey Aurthur is apparently open to coaching England if they ever ask, like they almost did before Andy Flower was appointed. Says Mickey,
"I think Andy Flower will be there for a long time, but England's a temptation for my family and me to explore. There's such history and culture in England with cricket, and that really fascinates me."
It doesn't even have to be the national team, it could be some miserable county team as well. What has gotten into you Mickey? Is Graeme not paying you enough attention now that he has a girlfriend? And the only history that England has with cricket is that they invented it, forced other people to play it and then regretted the move because every other nation got better than them.
Seriously, is it every coaches dream to drag teams out of their slumps and put them on top? After which the team loses its appeal? Well this can't be done with England. Winning the Ashes against a limp Australian team does not count for anything, as the ODI's are proving to us. If you want to coach anybody coach Australia. They have great training strategies, talented players, an extensive selection process..and they still lose! Now that's a challenge!
There is something suspicious about this article though. I found it on the Cricket Australia website. I checked all the Proteas related websites after and could not find a single thing. Hmm, it could be some evil doing on Australia's part to turn the Saffers against their coach. Upon which they will hire him in hopes of regaining their number one spot.
Message to Australia: He kind of has..you know..players that deliver? It's called the magic of actually playing cricket.