Melbourne Renegades to Part Ways with Coach David Saker

Melbourne Renegades to Part Ways with Coach David Saker

Melbourne Renegades are set to part ways with BBL coach David Saker after a disappointing season that saw them finish second last. Saker, who was contracted until the end of the 2024-25 season, will leave the club with a year remaining on his deal.

The Renegades have been the worst-performing team in the BBL since winning the inaugural title in 2018-19 under Andrew McDonald. Since then, they have had three different coaches in Michael Klinger, Saker, and now an impending new appointment.

Saker's tenure began with a last-place finish in 2021-22, followed by a third-place finish in 2022-23. However, the 2023-24 season proved to be a step backward, with the Renegades winning just two of their 14 games.

The Renegades have already made some changes to their squad for the upcoming season, signing Brisbane Heat opener Josh Brown. They are also seeking a new high-performance manager to oversee the cricket program.

The Renegades' struggles have been attributed to a number of factors, including a high turnover of players and a lack of consistency. The club has also been criticized for its lack of connection to the Victoria men's program.

The Renegades will be hoping that a new coach and a new high-performance manager can help them turn things around and challenge for the BBL title in the future.

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