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Geoff Marsh backs fellow West Aussie in new role

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Former Australian Test opener Geoff Marsh says fellow West Australian Justin Langer will get the best out of his new team.

After weeks of speculation, Langer was officially unveiled as Australia’s next Men’s national coach in Melbourne on Thursday, where he talked about restoring pride in the baggy green after the ball-tampering saga.

Marsh told Afternoons the former Perth Scorchers coach would make his new team better people, as well as cricketers.

“People say that’s he’s a hard man but he’s actually very fair and caring,” the former coach said.

“What Justin is very good at is giving the athlete the best chance of living their dream. He’ll work individually with ever single player to get the best out of them.”

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