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Former Australia pace bowler and current Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie has held talks with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) about succeeding Peter Moores as England’s head coach.
Moores was sacked following England’s disastrous World Cup campaign and recent 1-1 draw in the Test series against the West Indies in the Caribbean.
While assistant coach Paul Farbrace has taken over temporarily, ECB director of cricket Andrew Strauss is eager to appoint a permanent coach prior to the Ashes series in July.
However, it remains unclear whether Gillespie will accept the position if it is offered to him as he recently said that coaching Yorkshire is his “dream job”.
“I’ve spoken to Andrew and the ECB about the vacant position,” Gillespie told Sky Sports. “They it made it very clear they’re chatting to a number of people of interest, so they’ll let us know what the process is in due course. At this stage there’s nothing more to say.
“It was face-to-face (with Strauss), and we had a good chat and we’ll see what pans out from there.”