Surrey County Cricket Club confirms that their head coach Michael Di Venuto will no longer return to the club.
Michael Di Venuto’s four-year stint with Surrey County Cricket Club will end this year. In a statement by the club, Surrey says that Di Venuto will no longer return to the club even if his contract doesn’t expire until March 2021.
Di Venuto also works with Tasmania of the Sheffield Shield aside from Surrey which actively plays for England’s domestic seasons. With that, Surrey has given him as much time as possible to pursue other coaching roles.
As per Di Venuto, ‘I have loved my time as Head Coach of Surrey County Cricket Club. Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic, I haven't had the opportunity to finish the job that I started. I take with me some wonderful memories and friendships of my time at The Kia Oval’.
‘With the help of the best Director of Cricket in the land, Alec Stewart, we put together an outstanding management team to give the players everything that they needed to help them become the best players they can be’, he added.
In response, Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart said, ‘I would like to thank Diva for everything he gave to the role as Head Coach, his excellent work, the impact he had on the Club and the relationship we have enjoyed as Head Coach and Director of Cricket’.
Stewart also added that Diva (Di Venuto) should feel proud of the progress that he has achieved when he had worked for Surrey. Among those of which he had accomplished is when he helped Surrey win their first title in 16 years during the 2018 County Championship.
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