Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

I'm Totally Focused on Yorkshire Vows Coach Gillespie; CRICKET

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

I'm Totally Focused on Yorkshire Vows Coach Gillespie; CRICKET

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FIRST-TEAM coach Jason Gillespie insists he is fully focused on Yorkshire after being linked with a return to Australia to take up a role with the national side.

The former Australia paceman's stock as a coach has risen during his four years at Headingley, during which he has led the White Rose to back-to-back County Championship titles after overseeing their return to Division One in his debut season in charge.

He was on the shortlist to replace Peter Moores as England head coach last year, eventually missing out to compatriot Trevor Bayliss, but has been linked with Australia's vacant bowling coach position under Darren Lehmann's stewardship.

Ex-Yorkshire batsman Lehmann told FIVEaa radio last week that Gillespie would "certainly be at forefront with other bowling coaches" when they look to make an appointment, likely to be at the start of their domestic season this autumn.

However, Gillespie has poured cold water on the speculation and is concentrating on helping Yorkshire secure a hattrick of Championship titles this summer. …

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