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Gary Kirsten not interested in being England’s Team Director: Report

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Gary Kirsten had earlier guided India to a World Cup win in 2011 © Getty Images

New Delhi: Feb 3, 2014

Former India coach Gary Kirsten is not interested in taking up the role of England’s Team Director and had distanced himself from the job.

The 46-year-old former Proteas opener, who had guided India to World Cup victory and No 1 ranking in Test cricket is third favourite in the list of bookies to replace Andy Flower.

Kirsten will be seen as the chief coach of Delhi Daredevils in the upcoming season.

According to a report by ESPNCricinfo, Kirsten has reportedly told them that he is not interested even if he is offered the job.

Kirsten also told reporters in India that his circumstances have not changed since stepping down as coach of South Africa last July.

Despite leading South Africa to No. 1 in the world Test rankings, Kirsten cited the amount of time spent away from home as the reason for quitting and said the same explanation prevents an interest in returning to international cricket.

“I suppose it is flattering that people are thinking about me,” said Kirsten.

“As far as I am concerned, my sentiments have not changed,” added Kirsten.

Kirsten was speaking ahead of the IPL auction as he prepares to assemble a team for the Delhi Daredevils where he was appointed head coach in September.

The job involves no more than 10 weeks away from his home in Cape Town and his three young children, a far cry from the months spent abroad in international cricket.

His new role is thought to be worth more than US$500,000 [306,000] for a little more than two months work. It has been reported that the England Cricket Board (ECB) would need to double that figure to land Kirsten, who is also contracted for 50 days a year as batting consultant for South Africa.

Former England left-arm spinner Ashley Giles and Tom Moody, a member of two World Cup winning Australian teams as well former chief coach of Sri Lanka are in the race for the top job.

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