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IPL 2022 – KKR New Coach? The IPL 2022 campaign is all over for Kolkata Knight Riders. They neither could Qualify for IPL Playoffs and nor could create any impact. Now after elimination, they have another task on their hands. That is to find a replacement for their HEAD-COACH Brendon McCullum: Follow IPL 2022 LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN

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KKR New Coach: KKR head coach Brendon McCullum is leaving the team after being appointed as the new Test coach of the England team. Hence, the KKR think tank has started sorting through profiles to find the perfect candidate, and we have a few frontrunners already.

IPL 2022: KKR in hunt for NEW COACH, Brendon Mccullum bids GOODBYE to Kolkata Knight Riders

Leading candidates for the role of KKR’s head coach

 KKR in hunt for NEW COACH, Brendon Mccullum bids GOODBYE to Kolkata Knight RidersDavid Hussey is one of the leading candidates to replace Brendon McCullum

KKR New Coach: The first name on this list is David Hussey. The Aussie former cricketer is now a part of KKR’s team as the chief mentor, and his promotion to the head coach role will make sense. However, if KKR does walk a different route, they can hire one of their previous coaches.

Simon Katich was a part of the KKR coaching set-up before McCullum joined. Given that he does not have any active roles currently after quitting his job at Sunrisers Hyderabad prior to this season, he could become the new KKR head coach.

Alternatively, the two-time champions can also return to the most successful coach in their history – Trevor Bayliss. However, though Bayliss is not associated with any IPL team now, he is coaching teams in the Big Bash League and The Hundred. Accordingly, it might be a difficult job for the KKR management to convince Bayliss to return to IPL. Meanwhile, though a date of appointment has not been finalized yet, it is expected that the Knights will try to get a new coach on board as soon as they can.

IPL 2022: KKR in hunt for NEW COACH, Brendon Mccullum bids GOODBYE to Kolkata Knight Riders

Brendon McCullum bids farewell to KKR

From smashing 158* in our very first game to mentoring the rising stars as a coach 💜

We will miss you, @Bazmccullum. Best wishes for your upcoming chapter! 🙌#KnightsTV presented by @glancescreen | #AmiKKR #ThankYouBaz #IPL2022 pic.twitter.com/RRsfRrCP74

— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 19, 2022

While the hunt for his successor has already begun, Brendon McCullum’s farewell left everyone in the KKR camp emotional. Speaking on McCullum’s influence, KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer said “I have not seen any coach being so calm and composed sitting in the dressing-room and dugout during the matches. There is a lot to learn from him.”

Besides Iyer, West Indian all-rounders Andre Russell and Sunil Narine also heaped praises on the former Kiwi wicketkeeper-batter. “He is the type of coach who allowed me to play the way I play and to be free. Whenever I talk to him, I hear freedom,” said Russell.

 KKR in hunt for NEW COACH, Brendon Mccullum bids GOODBYE to Kolkata Knight RidersBrendon McCullum bids farewell to KKR

On the other hand, Narine claimed “It started a while when I just started at KKR as a player and I played under him as a captain and as coach. He is a wonderful human being, he looks out for his players and always seeks their interest.

IPL 2022: KKR in hunt for NEW COACH, Brendon Mccullum bids GOODBYE to Kolkata Knight Riders

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