Tim Henman says no to Andy Murray coaching role
Former British No1 won't coach Murray this time around, but could still team up with him in future
Former British No1 Tim Henman says he is not looking to become Andy Murray’s coach after the Scot split with part-time coaching consultant Alex Corretja on Tuesday.
Murray, who has not had a permanent coach since parting company with Miles Maclagan last July, is on the hunt for a new mentor ahead of the clay-court season.
Henman, 36, says he does not want to be considered this time but refused to rule out working with the Scot in future as the current British No1 bids to land his first Grand Slam title.
“I’m a great supporter of Andy and wouldn’t rule out coaching at some time in the future, but not now,” Henman told the Daily Mail.
Australian coaches Darren Cahill, Bob Brett and Roger Rasheed have all been linked with the role and it is understood that Murray wants to land a new coach before he returns to ATP Tour action in Barcelona on 18 April.
Murray revealed the news of his split with Corretja on his website on Tuesday. He said: “I’ve had a really good relationship with Alex over the past three years.
“I have learned so much from being around him and I want to thank him for his hard work, enthusiasm, dedication and support.”
Corretja added: “Helping Andy has been a great experience for me, he’s got great talent and can be one of the best on any surface.
“I am very thankful to him for his confidence and trust during this time and also to his family, and the rest of Andy’s team.”
Murray has suffered a disastrous slump in form since his defeat by Novak Djokovic in January’s Australian Open final and has not won a singles match for two months.
The 23-year-old’s latest setback came at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, where he lost to qualifier Alexandr Dolgopolov in straight sets last Friday.