England job interests Newell

Nottinghamshire coach Mick Newell has confirmed he would be interested in succeeding Andy Flower as England's team director.

Flower left his role in charge of the national team following the disastrous tour of Australia and it is widely expected the job will now go to Ashley Giles.

Giles has been in charge of England's limited-overs teams since November 2012 but Newell is very highly rated for his work on the county circuit and held talks with the Bangladesh Cricket Board last year.

"I would be interested to see what the position is going to be as and when it is advertised," said Newell.

"I will take some interest in what happens with it over the next few days and weeks.

"We don't quite know what the job is going to be at the moment while the role is assessed.


"If you are an English coach, you want to work with the best players and that includes working at international level.

"Any coach in county cricket will want an opportunity to work with the best players on the international scene and I'm no different.

"My style is management as much as coaching and that seems to be the way England have run things in recent years.

"I would like to think I can do it in the future at England level."