The report stated that England director of cricket Ashley Giles “had informally sounded out candidates” including South African Arthur, who also coached his nation and Australia.
According to BBC, Arthur confirmed his interest last month. Other candidates for the job are South Africa coach Ottis Gibson and former India boss Gary Kirsten.
However, some top names are not in the fray due to the lure of franchise cricket which offers more money for shorter assignments.
Australian coach Andrew McDonald told Test Match Special: “With the franchise game, you get the opportunity to work with the best players in the world and spend less time away from home.
“The excitement of the franchise space outweighs the grind, taxation and time away from the family.”
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