Cricket Australia has appointed Justin Langer as the national side’s new coach, following the resignation of Darren Lehmann.
The 47-year old has signed a four-year deal to lead the team in all three formats.
Langer previously coached Western Australia and led the Perth Scorchers to three Big Bash titles.
The former opening test batsman has already stated he will welcome back former skipper Steve Smith, Dave Warner and Cameron Bancroft once their bans are completed.
“They’re great kids, they made a big mistake there’s no doubt,” Langer told SEN Breakfast.
“Cameron Bancroft who I obviously know very well and Steve Smith who I know and respect a lot, they love cricket more than anyone which is why it was a shock to me that they were embroiled with it.
“David Warner, I love the way he plays his cricket. I’m a cricket tragic and if the way he fields, the way he goes about his batting, he’s an outstanding cricketer and he’s a good bloke too.
“Every one of us has areas we can improve on and that’s part of my role as a mentor and as a coach to help these kids get better and there’s no doubt we’d like to see (those three) back at some point.
Langer says his experiences coaching WA have prepared him well to lead the national team.
“In a lot of ways I’ve had a dress rehearsal for this because when I took over at Western Australia six years ago, we were all over the place,” he said.
“We were spending more time on the front pages and the back pages so I’ve learned some really good lessons over the last six years, but certainly it’s time to earn some respect that.
“There’s no doubt we’ve got some work to do, but no doubt if we get our behaviours right on and off the field, those results will look after themselves.”