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Former England spinner and ODI coach Ashley Giles has been appointed as Lancashire’s director of cricket and head coach.
Giles will replace Mike Watkinson, who decided to resign after spending 32 years with Lancashire as a player, captain, coach and their director of cricket.
“Lancashire is a massive club with a rich pedigree and history, and I am thrilled by the prospect of coaching them,” Giles said. “Emirates Old Trafford is a stunning international venue with excellent facilities and I cannot wait to work with the players and staff.
“It is our intention to return to Division One but our main aim is create something both successful and sustainable, which a club with such an incredible history deserves.”
Lancashire chairman Michael Cairns OBE added: “Ashley Giles is a highly respected and regarded coach with a track record of success in the county game and has a tremendous amount of international experience garnered through a playing and coaching career.
“He is an exceptional candidate for a county like Lancashire and we are delighted to have secured his services.”