PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 08: Justin Langer, coach of the Warriors at the warm up before the Matador BBQs One Day Cup match between Western Australia and Victoria at WACA on October 8, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

Former Australian Justin Langer has left a classy resignation letter on his LinkedIn, revealing the toll the last 12 months have taken on him and his family.

Dumped by Cricket Australia over the weekend, it has been revealed Langer knocked back a short-term contract to remain as coach of the team until after the coming T20 World Cup following four years in charge.

He finishes his stint at the helm with a win in the T20 World Cup, which was followed by a dominating home Ashes campaign, with Australia defeating England 4-0 and coming within a single wicket of taking a 5-0 win.

While England's fallout from that campaign has seen Chris Silverwood sacked and Ashley Giles leave his role at the helm of the ECB, Langer's future has been a topic of hot debate in Australian media.

A conflict between him and the players was eventually believed to be the reason Cricket Australia elected to all but move on from Langer.

Langer's full letter of resignation opens up on the fact senior players and support staff don't support him, while he claims Nick Hockely and the board are keen to see the team move in a new direction.

Alongside the letter, Langer thanked the public for their support.

Australian Cricket Hall of Fame Presentation
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 27: Former Australian cricketer Justin Langer pictured during an Australian Cricket Hall of Fame Presentation at Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 27, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jonathan DiMaggio/Getty Images for the Australian Cricketers' Association)

Langer's full resignation letter

It is said that in any venture, if you leave things in a better place that when you started then you have done your job. Whilst it is not up to me to judge, I hope Australian’s respect what has been achieved over the last four years in Australian cricket. From day one I believed it was possible to both win and play the game in the spirit that is now expected from our supporters. For the last four years it has been proven this can be achieved and I am very proud of the team for their efforts on and off the cricket field. I hope we have made Australians proud and earned respect from countries around the world.

There has been a great deal of media speculation on my future as the Australian Men’s cricket coach over the last 12 months and this has taken an enormous toll on my family. I hope through this time, and throughout my tenure, I have held myself with integrity and dignity.

On Friday night, I was offered a short-term contract until the end of the T20 World Cup in Australia, with the sentiment of “going out on a high”.

After careful consideration I have decided not to accept this contract renewal, and as a result I believe it is in everyone’s best interests for the Australian cricket team to begin the next chapter immediately.

If media reports are correct, several senior players and a couple of support staff don’t support me moving forward, and it is now apparent the CA Board and CEO, Nick Hockley, are also keen to see the team move in another direction. I respect that decision.

My life has been built on values of honesty, respect, trust, truth, and performance and if that comes across as “too intense” at times, I apologise.

In terms of “going out on a high”, I am blessed to have been a part of a T20 World Cup winning squad, an Ashes winning squad, watched the Test team rise to #1 ranked team in the world today, been selected as the Wisden Coach of the Year and been elevated to the Australian cricket Hall of Fame; all this in the last six months. I am grateful that I today leave the team on a high.

Australian cricket means the world to me. It has since I was a kid, and I am grateful for the opportunity to play for, and coach our national team. I am thankful to the Board for the opportunity, and I will take with me many cherished memories and friendships from the last four years. Hopefully a good job has been done and I wish the team every success for the future.