Andy Flower to take up new Loughborough-based coaching role with England
Former England Team Director Andy Flower has been appointed as Technical Director of Elite Coaching by the ECB.
Last Updated: 03/03/14 9:37pm
Flower stood down as Team Director at the end of January after five years following England's 5-0 Ashes defeat in Australia.
It was announced at the time that Flower would stay on with the ECB and his new role has now been revealed.
Based at the National Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough, Flower will work with the next generation of England players and coaches as well as creating a leadership programme for young England players.
"I see this as a great opportunity for me as I start a new phase of my career," Flower said.
"I am particularly excited about the chance to build and mould a leadership course which is not simply about captaincy but much more. This role offers me a chance to make a real contribution to the ability and character of England players and coaches in the years to come."
Paul Downton, Managing Director England Cricket, added: "The ECB is delighted that we are able to retain a man of Andy Flower's experience and quality. His record over the last five years speaks for itself and the ECB and Andy are excited about the future.
"Not only will Andy work with both players and coaches but will also look to enhance the relationship between the county coaches and the England set up. He will also work with Level 3 and 4 coaches in the ECB coaching structures.
"Andy will also build on the highly successful ECB Coach and Talent Development Programmes which have seen players such as Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, to name a few, graduate to England senior teams as well as a number of senior coaches from the First Class game become involved with coaching the England Lions.
"The role will also involve researching the World's Best Practice in Coaching and Performance, drive and implement innovation in Coaching Practice and Technology, with and through the Fellowship of Elite Coaches and the National Cricket Performance Centre as well as recommending developments within ECB Coach Education and CPD Programmes."