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England coach sacked after Ashes failure

Update : 04 Feb 2022, 16:25

England have confirmed Chris Silverwood has left his role as England men’s Head Coach following their 4-0 Ashes defeat. 

The news comes a day after Ashley Giles stepped down as the team’s managing director as the fallout from their humiliation Down Under continues.

Former test opener Andrew Strauss has temporarily taken over from Giles and will appoint an interim coach for the next month’s tour of West Indies. A squad for the three-test series is due to be named next week.

Silverwood, 46, was appointed by Giles in 2019, replacing Australian Trevor Bayliss in the role. He has only managed one win in his past 14 tests in charge of the England team, though he did guide them to the semifinals of the recent T20 World Cup, where they were beaten by the Black Caps in a thriller.

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief executive Tom Harrison said Silverwood had “given absolutely everything” to the role, but it was time to make a change.

Silverwood said it had been “an absolute honour” to coach the national team, and he was “extremely proud to have worked alongside our players and staff.

“I want to thank them all for the hard work and commitment they have given during my time in the role and I wish them all the very best moving forward,” he said.

 

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