Aileen when we read an interview, we need to remember that Andy is answering a question and this has a bearing on his answer. Also in the Telegraph he said he is not shouting at his team, but at himself, that he needs to try and address this as this can have a 2% or 3% affect on the result, he is working on this, but it takes time.
Reading your posts makes me feel sad for you as you seem stuck in the same groove, coach etc, he has been using the Addidas coaches and has had a good consistent year, one that nearly every tennis player would give their eyeteeth for. Andy is not satisfied with this and wants to finish the year as no 3 and work for a GS. None of us knows what Andy is doing to get the coach he wants and respects. He certainly is not going to show his hand otherwise he will have the media pestering and speculating. I for one believe that Andy will do what is right for him, and we will be able to rejoice with him when he reaches his goal. As I have said before we only need to look at what was being said about Nole, and look what has happened this year when everything clicked into place and a bit of luck helped as well.
I rarely find the need to repeat myself on MW, but I'm going to do so now -"If you're going to respond to people's posts, then please read them properly first! And if you bother to look at a selection of mine, I do not criticise Andy all the time. I'm equally capable of giving credit where it's due."
And if we're going to get personal, it also strikes me from reading your posts that they show a pretty good degree of repetitiveness.
Also I do appreciate that when Andy is answering questions in the media he does have to be very careful what he says; but on the other hand I think it would actually put an end to a lot of speculation and criticism if he were to be a little more forthcoming about some things. We have to assume that he is happy with the status quo, so that presumably means that he's prepared to keep on going without a full-time coach, something I do find a little strange in a player who is striving to win his first Slam and also to get into the top three and stay there. Doesn't it occur to you that the top three at the moment all have coaches, although Federer did dispense with a full-time one for a while? Why? - Because they had the good sense to know that, although they had the necessary talent and potential, they needed a little help to enable them to achieve their goals.
And please can we all lay off the subject of Djokovic's amazing "Eureka moment", as somebody on this thread described it. Each one of us is a unique individual, psychologically and physically. What happens to one person doesn't necessarily mean it's going to happen to another just because they happen to have been in a similar situation.
Aileen, there is nothing complacent about Andy Murray. He is a true perfectionist and that is why he gives himself such a hard time. I am sure he came onto the court in the AO semis knowing that he wasn't physically in a state to go 5 sets with Rafa and play a final after that and that is what led to his very evident frustration. That is nothing to do with his general level of fitness but a lot to do with having played a very hard fought four setter the previous day in intense heat. He is working hard with coaches he respects - maybe he will appoint a full time coach, maybe he won't but I am sure he knows better than anyone what works for him.
How much proof is there of that? The truth is that he has to share his coaches with other players sponsored by Adidas, so therefore it isn't possible for them to give Andy anything like full-time attention, and in addition Cahill is also heavily involved in his commentating duties.
I do agree, though, that Andy is a true perfectionist - and therein lies the problem. Perfection in anything doesn't exist and tennis is no exception. Djokovic, Nadal, Federer - they all make mistakes, but the difference between them and Andy is that they acknowledge that mistake then put it out of their minds immediately and get on with focussing on the game in hand, whereas Andy is still thinking about his several points later, so his focus goes, the frustration sets in, and his focus slips even further. That statement, by the way, is not original. I've seen it said several times by experts who really do know what they're talking about.