Andy Murray hopes to add Jonas Bjorkman to his coaching team
Last Updated: 11/03/15 4:52pm
Andy Murray is preparing to add former world No 4 Jonas Bjorkman to his coaching team.
The Scot has been looking for a second coach to work alongside Amelie Mauresmo since splitting from long-time team member Dani Vallverdu in November.
Bjorkman will spend a week with the British No 1 at some point in the next month with a view to joining Murray’s team on a permanent basis.
The 42-year-old was among the names touted as a potential replacement for Ivan Lendl when his successful coaching relationship with Murray ended a year ago.
Bjorkman has remained in the game since retiring in 2008, working behind the scenes at the ATP tournaments in Bastad and Stockholm and in the media.
The exact timing of his week with Murray has still to be decided because Bjorkman is currently tied up in television commitments in Sweden.
Bjorkman revealed his excitement about the opportunity, writing on Instagram: "I'm super excited and I'm really looking forward to join @andymurray and his team for a test week, which we both hope will lead to joining the team permanently! #teammurray."
Murray is linking up again with Mauresmo in Indian Wells this week for the first time since the final of the Australian Open, with her commitment to the partnership only for 25 weeks a year.
Speaking prior to helping Great Britain defeat the United States in Davis Cup last weekend, Murray said: "After the Aussie Open I spent the next three or four weeks with no coach and I feel that's something I obviously need to get sorted so that when I get to the clay-court season I am not in that position, because I feel like there are some things I need to work on all the time and when I don't have someone there it's harder to do that."