Andy Murray eager to appoint new coach
It seems to have been a tough few months for Andy Murray; he has always had a reputation of being susceptible to waves of extreme good and bad form, however, many are saying that the British number one is in a slump of that he really needs to climb out of...
Many believe that this trough in form is being exasperated by Murray's current lack of a coach; it is understood that the Scottish player is looking to appoint a new coach as quickly as possible, preferably before the start of the clay-court season.
It is clear that Murray is currently very much in need of a sense of direction in his life; he is currently subject to the worst run of form in his entire professional career – he has seen no less than four successive defeats in straight sets, leading many to wonder if the young Scottish player is capable of coming back from such a confidence-crushing period.
Murray's current state of affairs has left him conceding that he needs to appoint a new coach with plenty of experience, however, he is still adamant that he must secure the right person for the job. He has added that he ideally wants to appoint somebody for a time-span of 20-25 weeks of the year, starting as soon as possible.
Despite the critics, Murray has his own rationale for taking his time over the issue; he has a hectic mid-April schedule and wants to be able to give the impending Wimbledon tournament his full attention.
With his parting from coach Alex Corretja causing him a great deal of trouble at the moment, Murray will be hoping to resolve the issues in both his management and playing form as soon as possible.
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