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Andrew Flintoff discloses longing to coach England
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Andrew Flintoff discloses longing to coach England

Andrew Flintoff has revealed his aspirations of coaching the England national side at some point in the future.

The celebrated all-rounder bid farewell to international cricket in 2009 before moving on to work as a television presenter after a brief stint in boxing.

England will be saying goodbye to World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss by the end of the ongoing Ashes series leaving the position of head coach vacant.

However, the 41-year-old Flintoff believes it is too soon for him to coach England despite having lower-level qualifications.

"Coaching is definitely an ambition. There are probably two or three coaching jobs I'd like - England, Lancashire or Lancashire Academy," he told BBC Radio.

"I'd love to be England coach one day, just not quite yet."

The former Lancashire star coached the Under 13-side for his county side for a short while in the past.

"I've got two of my coaching levels - me and (former England team-mate) Steve Harmison might do our level threes soon," he said.

Flintoff, known for his heroics in England's iconic 2-1 win over Australia in the 2005 Ashes series, also revealed he previously applied for the national team coaching job in 2014.

But he complained his application was not taken seriously and received no response from the selection panel.

"A few years ago I applied for the England coaching job - we were getting beat, I was in the office and thought, 'I'm going to apply'," Flintoff said.

"I wrote an email for the interview, a month passed and I'd heard nothing. I chased it up, then I got a phone call saying they thought it was somebody taking the mick!"