"I was coached by my mum for a long time," PA quotes Murray as saying. "I have had her around at tournaments for a long time.
"There has been ex-players and stuff that have said, 'oh, your mum shouldn't be around,' or she shouldn't come and support you or come to watch. It's silly. Everyone is entitled to have the team around them that they want. Everyone works very differently.
"Some men might not work well with a female. Some men might work well with a female coach. It's just whatever your preference is and whatever your needs are."
Former American pro John McEnroe has also been linked with the coaching role.