Chris Rogers has won the race to be Victoria’s new men’s coach.
The former Test opener has been favoured ahead of Brad Hodge, who ran a close second.
Michael Klinger, who will continue coaching the Melbourne Renegades, made the final three.
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Victoria is expected to announce the appointment on Wednesday.
Many varied cricket people were canvassed throughout a robust process, including men’s and women’s captains Peter Handscomb and Meg Lanning, CEO Andrew Ingleton and Sydney Sixers coach Greg Shipperd.
The recruitment process also included Cricket Victoria Board members, Shaun Graf and Rogers’ appointment was ratified late on Tuesday.
Since retiring from Test cricket, Rogers has coached in the County system and also led several pathway Australian teams.
Foxsports.com.au understands Hodge – who is arguably Victoria’s greatest ever batsman – narrowly missed the job.
Rogers has signed a two-year deal and will commence his role next week.
There remains uncertainty when he will first take charge, though Victorian players have won an exemption from the State Government to train.