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“The England job is one that I think any aspiring coach would, depending on the timing of their life, want to take on”
Former Australia batsman Tom Moody has announced that he is keen on becoming England’s new head coach after Andy Flower resigned following the national team’s horrendous tour of Australia.
Moody was shortlisted for the job five years ago, but decided to pull out.
“The England job is one that I think any aspiring coach would, depending on the timing of their life, want to take on, and I’m no different from that,” Moody told ESPNcricinfo. “When the opportunity came up five years ago the timing wasn’t right from a personal perspective, but I look at it from the point of view that I’m lucky to have a pretty unique balance of roles currently.
“So it’s not something I’ve sent emails or made phone calls enquiring about, but if it presents itself I’ll look at it seriously and see what unfolds.
“When Andy got it was (at a time) when I’d first come back to Australia and the reason I got off the circuit was the timing, from a personal point of view.
“It was time for me to put some roots down and see my kids through senior school. I’ve got one at university now and one completing senior school.”