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Australian Cricket: Langer cool over future

Australia coach Justin Langer says he is relaxed about what the future holds ahead of discussions with Cricket Australia over what direction they will now take.

The Aussies are riding the crest of a wave after winning the T20 World Cup, a title they are priced at 10/3 to defend, and Ashes series under the leadership of coach Langer, but that has not stopped suggestions he could be axed.

Contract set to expire

Langer's four-year contract is due to run out in the middle of the year and there has been talk of a change of direction with Australia having a separate coach for the red and white-ball formats.

The former Aussie Test opening batsman could walk away altogether but whatever happens he is cool about it and not losing any sleep.

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"I'm never edgy (about the future)," he told SEN Radio on Wednesday. "Before the World Cup and before the Ashes, we've never ever been better prepared so it's not a coincidence that we've had the success that we've had.

"Whatever happens from now on, we can all be incredibly proud of this little period. We had two missions: to win the World Cup and to win the Ashes.

"To do that in such a short period is a monumental effort and we're all really satisfied with that, we're all really happy about that, we're all really, really proud of that.

"I sit here at the moment feeling really content with the last two series."

Talks planned

Langer says the plan was always to talk once the Ashes series was wrapped up and that still remains the case.

"We all said that we would sit down after the Ashes so, in the next little bit, I'm sure those conversations will start to be had," he added. "There's plenty to be spoken about."

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