Fleming no to coach role

Former skipper keen to stay out of limelight

Last Updated: 30/10/09 6:23pm

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Fleming: no desire to coach New Zealand

Fleming: no desire to coach New Zealand

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Former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming insists he is not interested in coaching the national side despite Daniel Vettori saying that he has "coach written all over him".

The Black Caps are currently without a coach following Andy Moles' resignation but Fleming, who retired from international cricket last year, says he is not willing to invest the amount of time that the appointment would require.

"It is not my interest to coach internationally," he said. "I am very happy with the business side of things I am looking to set up, and with my family life.

"I do not have the time [for coaching] and I do not have the desire."

The 36-year-old batsman also feels the job would come too soon after his retirement given that he would be working with men he played alongside in the latter stages of his career.

"The group of players there now are too close to my era, and also my coaching ability is unproven," said Fleming.

Fleming, who played 111 Tests and 247 ODIs, is currently the coach of the Chennai Super Kings but uses the rest of his time to build his business career.

New Zealand Cricket chief executive Justin Vaughan has said he will not rush into appointing a new coach for the Black Caps, who on Tuesday left for a one-day series against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.

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