England have yet to name a managing director and will have to appoint a head coach later.
England limited overs captain Eoin Morgan He has expressed his views on the discussion regarding the appointment of two different head coaches for the red-ball and white-ball formats. Chris Silverwood was recently sacked from his position following England’s 0-4 loss in the Ashes in Australia, and a replacement has yet to be named. Alec Stewart, who was the managing director, withdrew recently and Andrew Strauss, who was named interim director, two months ago raised the possibility of split-coaching for different formats.
However, for this to happen, England would need to appoint a new managing director and subsequently, a new head coach or coach would also be chosen. The question comes after England’s dismal performance in the recent three-match Test tour of the West Indies, where they lost 0-1, and are currently at the bottom of the World Test Championship points table 2021-2023.
Need to communicate level of expectation about different formats: Eoin Morgan
Morgan mentioned that appointing a director of cricket should be a priority rather than negotiating divided coaches. he remembered the last time ashley giles And Andy Flower was appointed as coach for the various formats, and it was believed that if this were to happen the communication level with both coaches should be spot on.
“Many people have jumped to conclusions about the appointment of a coach, but the very first thing to do is to place the director of cricket and after that the recruitment process starts. The last time we had different coaching roles, things were very different. It was Ashley Giles and Andy Flower under a different managing director of cricket,” Morgan told ESPNcricinfo.
“If you are going to change something, the level of expectation about different series and different formats needs to be communicated really well and fully understood by both the coaches and the teams. I don’t have a broad view on this, but obviously whoever comes in needs to do a good job.”