ECB director Andrew Strauss offered assistance coach Paul Farbrace to become an England coach as The 3 lions get ready to play the Ashes at home on July 8 at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.
However, Farbrace had ruled himself out of succeeding Peter Moores and instead is happy to again join forces with Trevor Bayliss in time for the Ashes.
“ He’s more than happy to going back to being No 2 and supporting Trevor as he’s got a very strong relationship with him but I hope that at some stage he’ll put his name forward,” Strauss said.
“I think after his experiences now he’s probably more likely to be ready”, the ECB director added.
Farbrace as interim coach of transforming England’s one-day cricket from World Cup, and ran to the wobbly heights of their outstanding 50 and 20 over victories against New Zealand.
“I very much hope Paul has now had his appetite whetted for the job at some point in the future,’ said England director of cricket Strauss.
Now, Strauss hopes that the Englishman will replicate the success he and Bayliss enjoyed with Sri Lanka before going on to succeed the Australian.
The former Kent and Middlesex wicketkeeper was originally recruited by England as assistant to Moores just after he had coached Sri Lanka to the Asia Cup and World Twenty20 titles.
As Farbrace ruled himself out from the run, ECB announced Trevor Bayliss as the permanent successor to Moores in May.
“Paul is quite similar to Trevor,’ said Strauss. ‘He doesn’t over-complicate the game and he was very conscious not to try to fill the void left by the absence of a coach and instead handed it over to the players. They responded well to that.
“It was a unique set of circumstances, it was a fresh start, it was a renewal phase, there was a degree of it being a bit of a watershed moment in terms of going out and playing differently. In the long term that will be a challenge to us but it was obviously the best possible start.”
“Ultimately Trevor is in position and we hope he has a long and productive association with English cricket. I’ve got every confidence he will do a great job but Farby is a fantastic guy and everything we’ve seen suggests he could do the job really well too,” Strauss signed off.