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Flintoff desires England coaching role

Flintoff desires England coaching role

England’s former all-rounder, Andrew Flintoff has revealed he dreams of coaching the national team in the future. The former Ashes hero retired from Test cricket in 2009 and has since gone into television, but he harbors a desire to return to the game as a head coach.

England are currently looking for a new head coach as Trevor Bayliss is due to step down at the end of this summer’s Ashes, but Flintoff concedes being appointed now would be too soon for him. He further claimed he had previously shown his interest in taking over the England job but had not been taken seriously.

"Coaching is definitely ambition. There are probably two or three coaching jobs I'd like - England, Lancashire or Lancashire Academy. I'd love to be England coach one day, just not quite yet," Flintoff said.

Flintoff, who played 79 Tests and 141 ODIs for England, said he had taken his level one and level two coaching badges alongside former England team-mate Steve Harmison.