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Murray speaking to men and women for coaching role

ESPN staff
May 30, 2014
Andy Murray has been without a coach since March © Getty Images

Andy Murray says he has spoken to both male and female coaches as he continues his search to find Ivan Lendl's successor.

Murray and Lendl parted ways in March and the Wimbledon champion has since been linked with several names, most notably seven-time grand slam champion John McEnroe.

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"I've spoken to a few people, male and female," Murray told BBC Sport. "That's not something that really bothers me. I was coached by my mum [Judy] for a long time.

"I've also spoken to a couple of people to get some advice as well, also male and female.

"Not people that are necessarily going to coach me, but people that could advise me on certain people. That's it. I think that's what most players do when they're searching for a coach."

Amelie Mauresmo, who won the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2006 and has since coached fellow French player Michael Llodra, is another name that Murray is believed to be interested in talking to.

But when asked whether any of the names circulated in the media are names on his wanted list, Murray replied: "Not that I'm aware of, no."

As well as McEnroe and Mauresmo, Murray has been linked with Leon Smith, Martini Navratilova, Jonas Bjorkman, Larry Stefanki and Mats Wilander

"Ever since I stopped working with Ivan, there has been a lot of different names that are mentioned," the British No.1 added.

"You just have to just kind of put up with it. When the time is right I will make an announcement, but nothing to say just yet."

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