SA coach Domingo unsure of staying on past England tour
Russell Domingo is still unsure of whether he will reapply for his job as South Africa's head coach, with the 42-year-old awaiting clarity on the process as he maintains the stance he took on the topic prior to the start of the New Zealand tour.
Domingo's contract, which has been extended three times from when he was originally appointed mid-2013, runs until the end of the England series in August. Cricket South Africa will advertise for the post and open applications in May, with the aim to appoint a coach before the Bangladesh series in September.
News that Domingo's position was not secure was met with some surprise in South African circles - particularly because of recent results - but several sources have explained it is part of a corporate governance requirement. CSA confirmed Domingo can reapply if he chooses to, although the board has not said whether it has asked him if he is interested in continuing and Domingo has not given away too much either.
"I don't know what the process is. I'm still waiting to find out what I need to do, or if I need to do anything. Once we've got clarity on that I'll make some decisions," Domingo said, after South Africa's Test series win over New Zealand. "At the moment I'm going fishing for a couple of weeks. So it's the last of my worries at the moment.
"It's out of my control - what happens, happens. When I get back home I'll select a squad for England, prepare the side well for when we get to England, play in England, and take it from there and see what happens."
Domingo took a similar stance in February, after South Africa completed a 5-0 ODI whitewash over Sri Lanka, when he explained that he needed time to think about his personal situation before he made any commitments. Asked whether he thinks still wants to continue as national coach, Domingo was non-committal.
"I don't know. I suppose everybody wants to coach the national side," Domingo said. "That's where you want to coach, I suppose. I've loved my four years but if my four years are up, so be it. I've had some wonderful results, I've had some disappointments. But that's part of international sport. I haven't looked that far ahead. All my focus is on England and the Champions Trophy. What happens after that is not in my control."
Under Domingo, South Africa slipped from No. 1 on the Test rankings to No. 7, following twin series defeats to India and England but have since moved back up to No. 2, winning four series in succession. In total, Domingo has been in charge for 159 games across all formats accumulating a record of 91 wins, 55 losses and 10 draws as well as three no results.
Domingo is also the only South African coach to win a World Cup knockout game. Although no names have been linked to the job yet, it is understood Lions' coach Geoffrey Toyana is among the frontrunners to take South Africa to the 2019 World Cup.
Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo's South Africa correspondent