England coach: Peter Moores admits 'I'm in the frame for top job'
Peter Moores admits he is one of the candidates hoping to become the new permanent head coach of England.
Last Updated: 04/04/14 4:29pm
Moores, who has already done the job, could make a return to the hot seat after a gap of five years following Andy Flower's decision to stand down at the end of January this year.
The 51-year-old spent two years as England coach before quitting the role in 2009 following reports of a major disagreement with the then-skipper Kevin Pietersen.
Moores is currently coach of Lancashire and, speaking to Sky Sports News at the county's media day at Old Trafford on Friday, he was happy to announce that he could become the next England coach.
Moores said: "I can tell you I'm part of the [ECB] process to identify the next coach - I'm in that and see where that takes me.
"I'm a passionate Englishman and enjoyed my time last time around even though it got cut short but if the opportunity came again I'd love to have another go at it.
"But I'm also conscious I've had a great time at Lancashire during the last five years, developing our own players, so I don't want to get distracted."
As for having unfinished business with England, Moores added: "When I came out of that job, I look back and think of areas I could have done better.
"So it would be nice to go back and learn from the experiences I had first time.
"And if the opportunity came again it would be an exciting challenge and one I'd be up for."
And as for inspiring a national team currently in the doldrums, he went on: "It's been a tough winter.
"It's the start of a new cycle, which is exciting and whoever is in the post will have to assess what the next steps are."
Regarding Lancashire, Moores believes the signing of Jos Buttler from Somerset could help the side end their 15-year wait for a one-day title.
He went on: "We'd love to win a one-day trophy and I think Jos will help that.
"We know he's a fantastic one-day player and has a great ability to finish games and set games up at the end. He'll be exciting."