Vettori wary of taking on too much

WELLINGTON: New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori is comfortable with the prospect of being player-coach of the Black Caps in the short term but does not want the role permanently.

Vettori will lead the New Zealanders in their upcoming limited-overs series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates after Andy Moles stepped down as coach following a review process which questioned his abilities to continue in the role.

But Vettori does not see the current set-up as a long-term solution, and told the Sunday Star-Times: "I suppose I''m worried in some way. It''s difficult trying to do everything but I have been performing well so far. I only want to do this job for a short period of time and if I can give everything to it for that period hopefully we can turn around some results."

Vettori added to Press Association Sport: "A lot of people will try and pick up the slack and try and make sure that nothing is left alone.

"It''s incredibly important for the young guys coming into the team that they are looked after well and nothing is left alone."

New Zealand Cricket chief executive Justin Vaughan was confident Moles'' departure would not unduly affect the players.

"This will be unsettling, no question about it. Having your coach resign three days before they leave there will be some anxiety and some uncertainty," he admitted.

"But the morale in the team is very strong.

"Daniel has shown he is leading the team very strongly at the moment and the team are right in behind him. You won''t see any issues on the tour to Dubai.

"We will need to give them time to adjust to this announcement (Moles'' resignation) but I''m sure by the time of the first ODI they will be ready."