Maynard appointed as Somerset’s head coach

"I'm very excited about being involved with such a talented group of players and I can't wait to get started"

“I’m very excited about being involved with such a talented group of players and I can’t wait to get started”

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Somerset have appointed Matthew Maynard as their new head coach following Dave Nosworthy’s decision to retire at the end of the recently concluded season.

Maynard was chosen ahead of numerous high profile candidates, including former England ODI coach Ashley Giles.

“It will be a new challenge for me and one that I am looking forward to very much,” Maynard said. “I’m very excited about being involved with such a talented group of players and I can’t wait to get started.”

Somerset chief executive Guy Lavender added: “We are delighted that Matt has been appointed as our director of cricket and he will have direct responsibility for coaching the 1st XI. His track record speaks for itself and he has a wealth of leadership experience, coaching knowledge and passion for the game.

“I have every confidence that he will build on our strong foundations and the winter period provides a great opportunity for him to prepare the squad for a successful 2015. I know he will receive a very warm welcome from all the coaching and playing staff, as well as our members and supporters.”

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