Jones said Australia needed to draw on its former greats to restore it as a cricket power and said this summer's Ashes humiliation should bring down the curtain on a system that had provided the wrong coaches.
Jones, a 52-Test veteran, said Cricket Australia needed to pay the necessary money to attact former greats into coaching roles, instead of seeing them lost to better offers overseas or in the media.
"It's time for Steve Waugh to coach the team and to get Cricket Australia to start employing blokes who have played a bit of international cricket," Jones said.
But it doesn't sound as though he's interested in the role.
"My name generally comes up when there's a coaching role. I think I must be on a list that they go to,'' Waugh said on Saturday.
"I love Australian cricket. I want to see it be successful but my value is more of a mentor. I'm very busy with my philanthropic work and business and family and you can't do everything.
Heads in the sand?
Clarke denied there was a crisis in Australian cricket, but admitted things were bad. "This is probably as close to rock bottom as it gets," he said. "But we do see potential."
Chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch rejected any criticism, claiming he and his panel had done "a very good job". Cricket Australia chairman James Sutherland admitted the 3-1 series loss was "disappointing" and there would be a review, but dismissed notions the schedule was to blame.