Former Proteas fast bowler Makhaya Ntini has revealed he still wants to coach at the highest level but doesn’t think it will be with South Africa.

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Ntini said while he enjoyed coaching the Zimbabwean cricket team, he was fired for wanting to do things right.

The 43-year-old joined the Zimbabwean national cricket team on a two-year deal in January 2016.

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He was appointed as interim coach for the home series against India some time in 2016 following the sacking of Dav Whatmore.

Ntini was then shown the exit door in January 2018.

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He’s currently doing cricket commentary on TV, and while he wants to return to coaching, he doesn’t think it will be with the Proteas.

According to Ntini, Cricket South Africa (CSA) director of cricket Graeme Smith will never call him to coach the Proteas.

And this is because Smith ‘doesn’t like stubborn people’, Ntini said.

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“I’m still interested in coaching. I enjoyed my time with Zimbabwe, it’s a pity I was fired for wanting to do things right,” said Ntini in an interview with SAFM.

“But Graeme Smith will never call me for South Africa. He doesn’t like stubborn people. So, I don’t think I’ll be part of the Proteas coaching staff,” added Ntini.

Ntini enjoyed an illustrious career with the Proteas before retiring from all forms of international cricket in a T20 match against India in January 2011.

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