Klinger has resigned from his position with the Renegades to take up a role with Cricket NSW as Head of Male Cricket.
Klinger said he is leaving the club with a heavy heart but with a view to further developing his professional career in Sydney.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity that I was given by the Melbourne Renegades. I’d like to thank everyone at the Renegades for their continued support throughout,” Klinger said.
“Although the seasons didn’t go to plan, I thoroughly enjoyed my time as head coach and can see a bright future in the coming seasons with such a young and talented group. I wish them all the best for the future.
“My new role as Head of Men’s Cricket with CNSW is an extremely exciting position. I’m looking forward to this great opportunity working with Greg Mail and their senior squads, pathways and Big Bash programs.”
Klinger was appointed on the eve of the BBL|09 season and while the club was unable to reach the finals during his tenure, several of the club’s rising talents gained valuable opportunities including Mackenzie Harvey, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Zak Evans and Peter Hatzoglou.
“On behalf of everyone at the club I’d like to extend our thanks and best wishes to Michael in his new role in New South Wales,” Renegades General Manager David Lever said.
“Maxy’s dedication to the role, his composure and broader role as an ambassador for the Renegades has been exemplary.
“Despite injuries and unavailability of key players, limited preparation time in his first season and an extended period on the road in his second season, Maxy never looked for excuses and confronted each challenge with the same commitment, character and class that made him such an excellent player for so long.
“We thank Michael for his service and outstanding leadership and wish him and his family all the best for their new opportunity.”
The club will begin its search for a new coach immediately.
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