LAHORE Former South African coach Mickey Arthur has denied getting any offer from Pakistan Cricket Board for taking up a coaching job with the national team though hinted out that he 'maybe available on a trial period during the Pakistan teams tour of England. Coaching Pakistan would be an incredible challenge, but I have not been approached at all and not sure if I could do it at the moment. I will have to see to the assignment as maybe on a trial period during the tour of the team to UK, Arthur was quoted by Cricdb. Arthur recently stepped down as national coach after having differences with the South African Cricket Board and selectors. In his tenure, South Africa climbed up the rankings which raised his profile as an international coach of repute. Pakistan though are the World Champions of Twenty20 but are no way near in top-five teams in ODI and Test cricket. Coaching internationally anywhere in the world is a challenge, Arthur said. When I took over SA (South Africa) we were 5th and 6th in the rankings and managed to get to no 1 in both the tests and ODIs, Arthur recalled. Pakistan cricket is blessed with a huge club of talent. However, there just seems to be something missing maybe the players must take some responsibility instead of looking to always blame other things and people, said Arthur. The players are hugely talented and play a fantastic brand of cricket, Arthur believes. I have worked with Shahid Afridi before and was so impressed with him and his talents. Earlier former India coach Greg Chappell rejected an offer to coach Pakistan cited to work with the next generation of cricketers in his native Australia. He is the chairman of the youth selection panel that chose the Australian team that won the recent under-19 World Cup in New Zealand. On the other hand reports suggested that keeping in mind the 2011 World Cup, the PCB has decided to appoint a foreign coach for Pakistan team and has shortlisted four candidates, including former South Africa coach Mickey Arthur for the job, the Cricket Board said on Monday. PCB chief operating officer Wasim Bari said that apart from Arthur, the other three candidates for Pakistan coachs post are former England spinner John Emburey, Peter Morris and ex-Zimbabwe captain Dave Houghton. What we have decided is that we will have a foreign coach and we will not allow monetary issues to influence our final selection. Money is not an issue, we just want the best man for the job if Pakistan cricket has to move forward, Bari said. The former Test skipper said the PCB would make an official announcement of the new coach in the next couple of days as they want him to spend time with the players before the April-May scheduled Twenty20 World Cup in the Caribbeans. Reports in the PCB said that chairman Ijaz Butt had met with the senior players of team and manager Yawar Saeed in Dubai and informed them about the boards future plans. It has apparently been decided that Yawar will continue as manager in the T20 World Cup while Shahid Afridi will return as captain for the event, one report source said. Boycott advises Aamer to bowl closer to stumps Former England captain Sir Geoffrey Boycott has praised teenager pace man Muhammad Aamer and advised him to bowl closer to stumps to become more effective and lethal. The wiry 17 year-old left arm pace bowler suffered a groin injury during the recently concluded one day series in Australia and failed to recover in time for the two Twenty/20 internationals against England in Dubai. Aamer has made a huge impact already in his young international career, having taken more than 50 international wickets and has impressed even the harshest cricketing pundits with his efforts and attitude. I think he is very talented and I think Pakistan has always had very talented youngsters. Hes exceptionally good. Hes got pace, hes got spirit and obviously has got a big heart. It seems hes always up for the challenge, Boycott told UK-based website Whilst Boycott holds the bowler in high regards, he feels that there is one key area of Aamers bowling that he needs to work on to make a bigger impact on opponents. I think he should work on getting closer to the stumps. A lot of times he will be pitching the ball such that it is knocking middle stump and hitting the batsmen on the pad. But its not out as it is pitched outside leg stump. He bowls wide on the crease and needs to get a bit closer to the stumps and work on getting off the pitch fairly quickly after he delivers so that he isnt running onto the pitch. Boycott felt that Aamer needs to take some time out and obtain some advice from former left arm pace bowling great Wasim Akram. In his own time he should talk to someone like Wasim Akram who himself was a magnificent left hand fast bowler, and to work it out slowly and surely in his own time. I am not a great believer that when somebody has got some talent, you force it on them. He should explain to him why he needs to get closer to the stumps. For left-arm bowlers, its priceless that you have the ability to get lbw. Aamers bowling statistics makes interesting reading and of his 21 Test wickets only two have come as a result of a leg before decision. In one day international cricket Aamer has 23 wickets and is yet to obtain an affirmative leg before decision from an umpire. In the T20 format, the teenager has nine wickets and is yet to register a leg before decision.