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Kirsten not keen on England

Former South Africa coach Gary Kirsten insists the prospect of becoming England's team director does not interest him.

Ashley Giles remains the firm favourite for the post ahead of Nottinghamshire coach Mick Newell and former Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody to replace Andy Flower in the wake of the 5-0 Ashes series defeat in Australia.

Selectors are expected to meet at the England and Wales Cricket Board headquarters on Tuesday to discuss the new appointment.

Kirsten led South Africa to the top of the world rankings before stepping down in July, citing family and home commitments for being unable to continue.

The 46-year-old told ESPNcricinfo: "I've not been approached about the England job and I'm not considering it at this stage.

"I suppose it is flattering that people are thinking about me. As far as I am concerned, my sentiments have not changed."

Kirsten was speaking ahead of the IPL auction as he prepares his Delhi Daredevils side having been appointed head coach in September.

He is also contracted for 50 days a year as batting consultant for South Africa.

Giles support

Giles, who was made England's limited-overs coach in 2012, has stated he is very interested in the role having seen his team lose the one-day and Twenty20 series down under.

Former England paceman : "There's talk about Gary Kirsten. I don't think Gary Kirsten will want the England job because of the way he left India and South Africa: he wanted to spend more time with his family, and he's not going to get that in England.

"I think Ashley Giles deserves a chance to put his stamp on this side."

Monty Panesar is another to have , while could be the man to do an 'Alex Ferguson type of role' for English cricket.