Crutchley lands England job
Bobby Crutchley has been appointed head coach of England and will also lead Great Britain at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
He steps up from his previous role as assistant to Jason Lee, who was recently named head coach of the England and GB women's squads.
Crutchley will lead England in the European Championships this year and also in 2015, in the Commonwealth Games which Glasgow hosts in 2014, and then will coach the GB men in the Olympics, where they will be looking to improve on a fourth-placed finish at London 2012.
Wirral-born Crutchley said: "As someone who has a strong passion for coaching and for hockey in Great Britain, I am absolutely delighted to have been given the opportunity.
"With personnel changes, following the London Olympics, there will be significant challenges, particularly in the short term. However, I am confident that the team can evolve to continue to challenge for medals at the highest level."
The 42-year-old former international forward, who won 80 England caps and a bronze medal at the 1998 Commonwealth Games, will be at the helm when England play in the FIH Hockey World League semi-final competition that runs from June 29 to July 7 in Malaysia.
Announcing the appointment, England Hockey said: "England Hockey is delighted to announce that, following a comprehensive external recruitment process, Bobby Crutchley has been appointed to the role of head coach of the England men's team. As head coach of the men's programme, Crutchley will be responsible for the selection, preparation, coaching and performance of the England and GB teams and senior national squad, and the teams' results in international competitions."