Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has been appointed head coach of England’s take a look at staff, the nation’s cricket board stated on Thursday.
McCullum, 40, has previously coached two teams. These include Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League and Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League.
The former New Zealand skipper will leave his job at Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders to take over a red-ball side that has fallen to bottom place in the World Test Championship.
McCullum has never coached at first-class or Test level, but he is renowned as one of the sport’s most progressive thinkers and dynamic leaders.
McCullum is understood to have agreed a four-year contract, edging the likes of Gary Kirsten, whose credentials with South Africa and India had once made him favourite to land the job.