The runners and riders in the race to be the England team director

With the task of restructuring Loughborough and appointing a new team of coaches for England's senior team for October 2019, Andrew Strauss's successor as managing director – cricket of England, will have plenty on his plate. George Dobell evaluates potential candidates.

Ashley Giles

Age: 45
With great experience and success as a player, coach and now cricket manager, Giles will almost certainly be shortlisted for the job. Winner of Ashes (in 2005), he became England coach in 2008 and made his name as a coach by converting Warwickshire shambolic into county champion in 2012. As head coach of the limited control team, he then took England to a From his first global ODI trophy (the 2013 Champions Trophy) before being a victim of liquidation at the end of the 2013-14 ash crash. Moving to Lancashire, he oversaw the promotion of his Championship and the success of T20 Blast in his first season before returning to Warwickshire in late 2016. With a master's degree in sport management and experience as a board member of England Netball, it is probably the Favourite. for the paper.

Wasim Khan

Age: 47
He is believed to have been the first Muslim from Pakistan born in Great Britain to play cricket in the county. Wasim was a member of the Warwickshire team that won double in 1995. Made CEO of the Cricket Foundation in 2009, he played a very important role in the growth and expansion of Chance to Shine. In a devilishly difficult task in Leicestershire in 2015, he quickly improved his luck off the field and finally saw some resurgence in his field results. Well connected and respected, he sits (or has sat) in the Sports Group of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Prince Cricket Group of Prince & # 39; s Trust, the Sport England board and was recently appointed in the List of Powers of the 100. Muslims of Parliamentary Review. It is understood that he is in demand for several roles, it seems unlikely that Leicestershire can retain him.

Alec Stewart

Age: 55
A stranger to this role simply because he seems unlikely to be away from what he has always described as "the best job in the world" in Surrey. It seems a shame that by turning Surrey into a County Champion with a squad of qualified talents in England, Stewart has done an excellent job. With a vast experience as a player, his calm but pointless approach can prove what it takes to rationalize the money pool that Loughborough has become.

Clare Connor

Age: 42
Another very strong candidate. Having enjoyed an enormously successful career as a player, including taking England to the Ashes for the first time in 42 years, Connor has overseen the rapid development of the women's game as an administrator at both the ECB and the ICC. Whether this work should be considered larger or more prestigious than its current role, female cricket director, is debatable, although there may be room to combine the roles of men and women under its administration. She refused to confirm whether she would present the request.

Andy Flower

Age: 50
If Flower is applied (he says he has not yet decided whether to do it) he would be a strong candidate. Indeed, the man in possession, since he took over temporarily when Strauss was absent for the first time and will remain in office until a permanent candidate is appointed, has held many of the roles of field coach in English cricket and knows the System strengths and weaknesses better than anyone. An extremely successful head coach (ended badly, but Flower played a very important role in bringing England to the world number 1 and the world title T20), he also knows what is needed. It can be said that Flower, however, interviewed for the role of National Selector, however, and the vague sense remains that the ECB may want to go in another direction. However, if Giles' work in Warwickshire is available, Flower can enter into contention for him.

Mick Newell

Age: 53
May be lower profile than others on this list, but Newell's resume would show him another strong candidate if, as expected, he decides to run. Nottinghamshire twice won the County Championship title with Newell as coach and won the double limit in his first season as a cricket manager at the club in 2017. He was also England coach for four years. While there has been hiccups, such as the decline, along the way, the way his teams have recovered can give him an edge over Angus Fraser, whose Middlesex team will play a second straight season in Division Two in 2019. The perception of That Nottinghamshire has picked up players from other counties instead of developing their own – there's some truth there, but it's often overrated – it can count against them. Any of these former captains of England would make attractive candidates. There is no indication that any of them is applied, however, to the nature of the role: it is likely to involve a lot of hard work planning and administration around issues such as old teams, the reimagining of the MCCU system and more cuts. in Loughborough: you can not appeal to men accustomed to the cut and thrust of the live broadcast.


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