Ashes 2019: Andrew Flintoff would ‘love to be England coach one day’

Andrew Flintoff performed Seventy 9 Assessments for England and changed into phase of the Ashes successful facets in 2005 and 2009

Veteran all-rounder Andrew Flintoff says he would “adore” to be England coach within the future.

Flintoff, Forty one, retired from worldwide cricket in 2009 and currently items BBC motoring point out Top Tools.

England coach Trevor Bayliss will step down at the tip of this summer season’s Ashes series and his successor has no longer yet been appointed.

“Instructing is definitely an ambition,” Flintoff urged Test Match Particular.

“There are doubtlessly two or three educating jobs I would luxuriate in – England, Lancashire or Lancashire Academy.

“I would luxuriate in to be England coach within the future, precise no longer reasonably yet.”

Flintoff performed Seventy 9 Assessments, 141 one-day internationals and 7 T20s for England and changed into phase of Ashes successful facets in 2005 and 2009.

After within the delivery retiring from all forms of the sport in 2010, Flintoff had one ample bout as a boxer sooner than returning to play Twenty20 cricket for Lancashire and Brisbane Heat in Australia’s Extensive Bash League in 2014.

Since retiring once more he has been fervent by diversified tv initiatives and made his stage debut in Paunchy Guests the Musical in 2017.

Talking at day three of the fourth Ashes Test between England and Australia at Former Trafford, Flintoff said he “by no methodology” wished to bear an interest by cricket broadcasting as he likes the sport “too grand”.

He added that he had previously applied for the England head coach role in 2014 sooner than Peter Moores’ twelve months-long 2d tenure to blame.

“I luxuriate in to advance back and stumble on, I flip up with a sense of pleasure,” he said.

“About a years ago I applied for the England educating job – we were getting beat, I changed into within the put of job and belief, ‘I will apply’.

“I wrote an email for the interview, a month handed and I would heard nothing. I chased it up, then I obtained a phone name pronouncing they belief it changed into somebody taking the mick.

“I’ve obtained two of my educating ranges – me and [fellow former England cricketer] Steve Harmison could perchance perchance obtain our stage threes soon.”

Flintoff had a starring role within the 2005 Ashes, taking 24 wickets while bowling in extra of 90mph and scoring 402 runs as England beat Australia 2-1 in in point of fact apt one of the indispensable finest ever Test series.

Nonetheless, he said he “would bear had to adapt” his sport with the design to compete against contemporary worldwide avid gamers.

He said: “I changed into searching at the 2005 highlights and I manufacture no longer mediate my childhood belief I ever performed cricket attributable to I saw them taking a undercover agent at this overweight skinhead on the cloak, then taking a undercover agent at me and going, ‘Is that you?’

“I in actual fact bear fond recollections of it and I’m thankful it came about because it changed into life-changing but I’m taking part in searching at the lads play now – the sport has moved on.

“I’m below no illusions, I’m no longer particular my sport would stand up now. The bowling could perchance perchance but with T20 I would bear had to adapt – I could per chance no longer obtain the entire admire flicks and skilful stuff with the bat.”

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