Andrew Flintoff Loves to Coach England
Former England star Andrew Flintoff has revealed that he dreams is to become the coach England team in the future. Flintoff asked for time in his international career in 2009 and has recently been working as a television presenter after a brief foray into boxing.
The all-rounder, Flintoff expects to return to cricket as a coach and already has lower-level qualifications.
Currently, England is looking for someone to replace Trevor Bayliss, who will retire at the end of the current Ashes vs. Australia series.
Flintoff, who helped England win the ashes as a player in 2005 and 2009, acknowledges that it is too early to wait to get the job now.
However, the 41-year-old man refused to rule it out in the long run. “Coaching is an ambition. There are probably two or three training jobs I would like: England, Lancashire or Lancashire Academy,” he told BBC radio’s Test Match Special program on Friday.
“I’d love to be England’s coach one day, but not at all yet.” Flintoff, who played his county cricket with Lancashire, has already worked as a coach with the Under-13 team on his previous side.
“I have two of my training levels: me and (former England teammate) Steve Harmison could do our three-soon level,” he said.
Flintoff, who played 79 one-day Test matches and 141 one-day internationals for England, revealed that he applied for the national team’s coaching job when he was available in 2014.
However, it wasn’t taken seriously, and the role went to Peter Moores. “Recent years back I applied for the coaching position in England: they beat us, I was in the office, and I thought “I’m going to apply,” said Flintoff.
“I wrote an email for the interview, it was a month, and I didn’t hear anything. I chased him and then I got a phone call saying they thought he was someone who was getting his mick!