Karachi - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has started looking for head coach after the resignation of Waqar Younis and also put out an advertisement for the post.

The PCB posted an advertisement on its official website http://www.pcb.com.pk/ as well as on Twitter, inviting applications from interested candidates for the elite coaching position by April 25. But if the PCB follows its own eligibility rules for appointing a new coach, it virtually rules out many candidates for the job.

"The interested candidates must have at least five years of working experience in a similar role with elite cricketers or national and international teams," the advertisement reads. "Test/international cricketers would be preferred, however, first class cricketers having more than 10 years experience may also apply," it said.

The PCB also wants candidates to have strong computer skills and experience of successfully coaching athletes/cricketers to the required international standards.

Outgoing coach Waqar, who resigned yesterday after the national team's dismal show in the Asia Cup and ICC World T20, however, insisted that the board must first set things right in its own system. "No coach will be successful until present system prevails. There is a need to have more clarity on cricket awareness, selection issues, authority of coach and definite improvement in the domestic structure," Waqar said.

Waqar said that his impression after working for two years as head coach was that they were problems in the board because of the presence of two bigwigs, Shaharyar Khan and Najam Sethi.

Although several former Pakistani players are in the run for the coaching post namely Mudassar Nazar, Aaqib Javed, Mohsin Khan but Waqar said whoever the board appointed must be given full authority and his recommendations and advice taken seriously.

Mohsin has confirmed that he was offered the position of chief selector by the board but had made it clear that he is interested in becoming chief coach and not a selector. "I have one of the most successful records as coach so why can't they give me this responsibility? I am confident I can turn things around for the team," he said.

Mohsin was the chief coach of Pakistan in 2011-2012 before he was replaced by Australian Dav Whatmore.

The PCB has said that it also intends to reorganise its National Cricket Academy (NCA) here and Mudassar, who is presently working at the ICC Global Academy in Dubai, is said to be shortlisted for a major responsibility at the NCA.