Multan, September 6, 2023: After five years of success as Assistant Coach of Multan Sultans, Abdul Rehman has been appointed Head Coach of the franchise.
Abdul Rehman, who concurrently serves as Assistant Coach of Pakistan men’s national cricket team, joined the Multan Sultans with Andy Flower in 2018, forming a formidable coaching duo that won the franchise its first Pakistan Super League trophy, with consecutive finals making it one of the most successful cricket franchises in the region.
“The past 5 years have been a great journey for the Multan Sultans and I am privileged to have been a part of it. When I agreed to join the Sultans, my first request was for Abdul Rehman to be my assistant coach. He is an exceptional coach and a consummate professional, and I am confident the team will benefit with him at the helm” said Andy Flower on Abdul Rehman’s elevation to Head Coach. He added, “I hold my time at Multan Sultans in great esteem and I know there is a lot more to come at the franchise.”
Ali Tareen, MD of Multan Sultans lauded Andy Flowers contribution saying, “We are indebted to Andy Flower for his services to Multan Sultans. From the start, our aim was to empower local coaches under the mentorship of international veterans. The Andy-Abdul partnership was instrumental in taking us where we are, and has enabled us today, to appoint Abdul Rehman as head coach, ready to take us forward into a new era of exciting cricket.”
Speaking on his appointment as head coach of Multan Sultans, Abdul Rehman shared, “It is an honour to be carrying forward Andy Flower’s legacy at the Multan Sultans. Together with our leadership team, our coaching and support teams, we look forward to taking Multan Sultans forward with passion and innovation”.
Prior to the announcement, the Multan Sultan management and coaching staff, including the departing Andy Flower, held extensive meetings to prepare for the upcoming edition of the Pakistan Super League.