Murray keen to hire Mac as coach

Murray keen to hire Mac as coach

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray would consider hiring seven-times grand slam winner John McEnroe as his coach, saying the controversial American would have plenty to offer his game.

World number eight Murray, playing this week at the Madrid Masters, has been without a coach since he split from Ivan Lendl in March after a successful two-year spell during which he won two grand slam titles and gold at the 2012 Olympics.

"Every player would consider someone with his credentials," the 26-year-old Scot told the BBC on Sunday. "I like listening to him commentate and he has a lot to offer as well. It's interesting but if anything comes from it, who knows?

"When you are very competitive as a player, you are likely to be he same as a coach and that's also a benefit.

"He was a great player and he's always kept an interest in the game, which is important. He has a great knowledge of the sport."

American McEnroe, 55, indicated this week he would be willing to help Murray, despite having a number of media commitments and a lack of professional coaching experience.

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