Lancashire coach handed England job again

Lancashire coach handed England job again

Lancashire coach handed England job again

Written by Bella Dalima

19 Apr, 2014 | 4:23 pm

Peter Moores has been confirmed as England head coach for a second time.

The Lancashire coach previously led the national team for an ill-fated reign between 2007-09 when he was involved in a dispute with batsman Kevin Pietersen.

The 51-year-old took Lancs to the 2011 County Championship title and succeeds Andy Flower, who resigned in January after a 5-0 Ashes defeat by Australia.

“Peter is the outstanding coach of his generation. This is the future,” said England managing director Paul Downton.

“He will return to the role as England head coach with a great deal more experience and understanding of the challenges that the role presents,” added Downton, who replaced Hugh Morris last October. “I believe that this is his time.”

Moores will take charge of England’s Test, one-day international and Twenty20 teams, a position one-day coach Ashley Giles had been favourite for following Flower’s resignation.

Others under consideration for the post included Nottinghamshire coach Mick Newell, Sussex’s Mark Robinson and former Sri Lanka coach Trevor Bayliss.

Downton revealed that “advanced negotiations” were in place to appoint an assistant coach, thought to be current Sri Lanka coach Paul Farbrace, who formerly coached at Kent and Yorkshire.

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