Ashley Giles takes new role as England ODI & T20 Head Coach
The ECB has today announced that Ashley Giles is to take up a new role with Team England as Head Coach for both one-day formats, reporting to Andy Flower in his capacity as England Team Director.
Commenting on the news Ashley said: “I am delighted to have been appointed England ODI and T20 Head Coach and to have an opportunity to coach at international level. I have worked closely with Andy in recent years as a selector and am looking forward to continuing to work with him to build on the progress that has been made with the ODI and T20 sides in recent years.
“I would also like to thank Warwickshire for the faith they showed in me when appointing me to my first major coaching role and for the outstanding support they have offered throughout my time at Edgbaston.”
Colin Povey, Chief Executive of Warwickshire CCC added: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Ashley and he leaves with our full support. He has been an important figure for both Warwickshire and England over several years and is well-equipped to deal with the challenges of coaching at international level.
“We are, of course, sad to see him leave so soon after helping us secure the LV County Championship, but he leaves behind a strong team ethos and the players are already working hard to prepare for next season. We will be maintaining our core playing philosophy and policies, and the search for Ashley’s successor will begin immediately.”