Alex Stewart and Chris Silverwood among favourites to replace Trevor Bayliss as England coach

Press Association Sport 09:19 16/09/2019
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Trevor Bayliss has completed his work as England’s head coach after four years at the helm.

Here, the PA news agency looks at those who might be vying to replace him.

Chris Silverwood

England’s pace bowling coach is the leading candidate among Bayliss’ existing staff, though Graham Thorpe may be interested too. He ticks key boxes as both a homegrown option and one with tangible success on his CV, having won both divisions of the County Championship with Essex.

Alec Stewart

A former Test captain with gravitas and experience to burn. As director of cricket at Surrey he has an exhaustive knowledge of the county game. Whether or not he is willing and able to take on the demands of the job is unclear.

Ottis Gibson

Well versed in the international game after stints in charge of both the West Indies and South Africa and has enjoyed two separate spells as England’s pace bowling coach. Would need to persuade the ECB that he has fresh ideas.

Mickey Arthur

Like Gibson a seasoned campaigner on the global circuit but, after spells as boss of South Africa, Australia and Pakistan, could be deemed stale.

Jason Gillespie

Highly fancied to get the job when interviewed four years ago only for Andrew Strauss to opt for Bayliss. England may baulk at going for two Australians in a row and, though respected, his work at Sussex has not been as successful as his prior engagement at Yorkshire.

And the ones who are otherwise engaged

The ECB have recently appointed eight head coaches for the inaugural season of The Hundred next year. Of those Gary Kirsten, Tom Moody, Andrew McDonald and Stephen Fleming might all have been possible options for the England job.

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