Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

LANCS LOOK TO THE FUTURE ; as Moores Leaves Old Trafford to Take over the England Job, Red Rose Begin Their Search for a New Coach

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

LANCS LOOK TO THE FUTURE ; as Moores Leaves Old Trafford to Take over the England Job, Red Rose Begin Their Search for a New Coach

Article excerpt

LANCASHIRE could promote from within as their hunt begins for a new coach.

The Red Rose head into their first home game of the new County Championship season against Warwickshire at Emirates Old Trafford tomorrow on the back of Peter Moores' appointment as England coach.

The 51-year-old from Macclesfield, who ironically joined Lancashire in 2009 after being axed from the England job, is expected to take on his new role immediately.

The fact they are losing their coach, who was contracted to the club until 2015, isn't a surprise to Lancashire.

After Moores announced his interest in the England job, Red Rose cricket director Mike Watkinson revealed to M.E.N. Sport that they had begun planning for life without him knowing there was a strong chance he may get the nod.

Assistant coach Gary Yates and academy chief John Stanworth are set to take over for this week-k end's game, although most of the preparation and squad selection will already have been done.

Longer term, skipper Glen Chapple will be a candidate. Although the 40-year-old is keen to carry on playing, he has been working with the Red Rose bowlers over the winter having completed the highest coaching course - Level 4. He could concentrate on just playing Championship cricket this season and work with Yates, Stanworth and Watkinson for the rest of the season with a view to taking over the post full-time at the end of the campaign.

The other alternative is to bring in someone from outside.

One option is Ashley Giles - the man Moores beat to the England job.

The former spinner, who led Warwickshire to the County Championship, was in charge of the England limited over sides but that role will now be handed over to Moores, who will be in charge for all three formats.

He also beat Mick Newell, Trevor Bayliss and Mark Robinson to the post and will be joined by Paul Farbrace - who recently coached Sri Lanka to World Twenty20 glory - as his assistant. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.