Justine would be a perfect coach. I can't think of anyone better for her than Jesustine.
Done@bobito , this is Darren's full statement from Instagram, which I think should also be included in the OP:
"dc10s: I would like to announce that Simona and I will not be continuing our partnership in 2019 purely for family reasons on my part.
After much thought and discussion, and many years with 30 plus weeks on the road away from my family, I’ve decided to take a 12 month break from coaching to be home more for support as our children enter important stages of their lives with the final year of high school, sports and college preparations all becoming more time consuming.
I’d like to thank Simona for the last 4 amazing years. Her understanding, personality, work ethic, generosity and professionalism made it a pleasure to stand by her side as her coach. She’s a young woman of total class and someone I respect greatly which is something more important than any result achieved.
Basically, I had the dream job and I want to thank her for making it that way, and the opportunity to work with someone so talented and dedicated.
I wish Simo and her team nothing but continued success and I look forward to supporting her from the sidelines next year.
A special mention to Theo Cercel, Andrei Cristofor and Virginia Ruzici for all of the support, belief, friendship and great work through the years.
And finally, to the Romanian fans that show unwavering passion and support for their girl. You guys rock, seriously. Thanks for adopting this Aussie as one of your own for the last 4 years and making me feel welcome in your country. Mulțumesc ❤
I will continue to work with the ESPN team at the AO, Wimbledon & US Open tournaments in 2019.
Cheers, Darren "
Thank you Darren :hatoff:
Pavel would be an excellent choice, but he just started with Copil (and with excellent results out of nowhere for such a low ranked player: win over Zverev & close final against Federer)I think Andrei Pavel would be the obvious choice now.
Again, do you have any links for all that precious contract info? Jesus.Pavel would be an excellent choice, but he just started with Copil.
Sadly I fear the hernia has more to do with this than anything, and they know she can't do as well next year... while she needs 5mm/year in bruto cash prizes in order to afford him, and with the hernia that seems really improbable. So I think it's too soon to talk about who/when will coach her, before we know if she can still compete at the same level as before.
Well yes, because netto is probably only half of that. So if she earns 2.5mm netto a year, of which we can imagine 0.5mm is the entire cost of the rest of her staff, medical treatments, transport (including flying over family, friends, etc), logging & other stuff, so she's left with 2mm for her and Darren. As Darren took 1mm/year, how would she feel if at the end of the day she would be left with less than her coach for her accomplishments.5 millions?
I told you: links were there on the player forum back then when they shook hands, somewhere around December 2015. I'm not gonna bother looking for them now with the poor search capabilities of this forum. Trust me, I wanna be proven wrong on that one, because then this collaboration wouldn't leave me with this more-bitter-than-sweet feeling at the end of the day, but I doubt they'll open up much about it, because then other coaches will demand the same from her in the future.Again, do you have any links for all that precious contract info? Jesus.