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New Zealand's captain and de-facto coach Daniel Vettori believes former captain Stephen Fleming would make a 'wonderful' coach of the team.

Vettori is going to lead the team to the United Arab Emitrates for a one-day and Twenty20 series agiainst Pakistan.

The left-arm spinner told the Sunday Star-Times that he was happy to continue as player-coach for the next couple of months, including the home-series against Pakistan next month, but after that he would prefer to see someone coming into the role.

This follows the decision of Andy Moles to step down as the coach after a review process found him ill-equipped to handle this assignment.

"Stephen and I keep in regular touch and he has been quite a quite a big help in going through all this stuff and some other things that have gone on," Vettori told the newspaper.

"He has concerns about my workload and he wants to be a sounding board and do anything he can to help."

"He's definitely got coach written all over him and he could be an extremely successful one. It's just whether he wants to get back into that life of touring the world. He would make a wonderful coach."

However, New Zealand Cricket chief executive, Justin Vaughan, said," I don't think this is the right time," the newspaper quoted him saying.

The team manager Dave Curie will have his leadership responsiblities upgraded to help Vettori for now while the current assistant coach Mark O'Donnell will remain with the team, the report said.
 
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