Australian Tom Moody keen on England coaching job five years after snub
Tom Moody is interested in succeeding Andy Flower as England coach five years after ruling himself out of the job.
Last Updated: 03/02/14 2:36pm
The Australian turned down an offer to be shortlisted when Peter Moores' reign came to an end.
But Moody's personal circumstances have now changed, and the former Sri Lanka coach told ESPN Cricinfo he is now ready to consider any approach from the England and Wales Cricket Board.
"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," said the 48-year-old, who currently combines roles with the IPL's Sunrisers Hyderabad and as the Caribbean Premier League's director of cricket.
"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."
Former India and South Africa coach Gary Kirsten has also been linked with the job, but he left international cricket to escape a heavy touring schedule.
And he said: "I suppose it is flattering that people are thinking about me. As far as I am concerned, my sentiments have not changed."