Andrew Flintoff Will Love to Coach England Team
Former England player Andrew Flintoff has reiterated his desire to become England’s head coach. The legendary allrounder has already been turned down for this role, but he is still hopeful. The contract of the current England coach, Trevor Bayliss, will end at the end of the Ashes 2019.
The Australian had already decided not to extend his contract in addition to signing up for the Indian Premier League 2020, Sunrisers Hyderabad. England has not yet named his replacement, and Flintoff has again expressed his desire. The 41-year-old is considered one of the most iconic players of the modern era, mainly due to his outstanding display during the 2005 Ashes series.
He had previously applied for the vacancy in 2014. However, England had connected with Peter Moores before naming Bayliss. Despite this failure, Flintoff’s spirit remains high.
“Well, they have my email address, don’t they?”. “It’s probably not entirely correct, yet I [Andrew Flintoff] would like to coach England. There are probably three jobs I would like to wish (be wise). England, Lancashire and Lancashire Academy. I have a lot of them, but a little further on, it’s certainly an ambition or an aspiration of the coach.
‘You wouldn’t believe how much cricket I watch. I look at everything, the old games. I’m around that a lot and I really appreciate it. There’s a bit of a delay, but I’d like to later,” he added.
Flintoff, meanwhile, enjoyed a successful career as a television presenter after retiring from the game. He is the host of the motoring magazine show Top Gear and a figurehead of the comedy show A League of Their Own. Flintoff is considered one of the best versatile players to have played for England. He played 79 Tests, 141 IDS and seven T20s for England and captained his country in two formats.