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Jason Gillespie has clarified that he would stay on in his current job as the coach of county side Yorkshire © Getty Images
Jason Gillespie has clarified that he would stay on in his current job as the coach of county side Yorkshire © Getty Images

Sydney: Feb 3, 2014

Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie has reportedly ruled out competing for the position of England team director Andy Flower’s successor following the Zimbabwean resignation over the team’s 0-5 Ashes 2013-14 loss.

Within hours of Flower’s resignation, Gillespie was floated as a frontline replacement candidate for which limited-overs coach Ashley Giles is now favourite.

However, News.com.au reports that Gillespie has clarified the position and announced that he would stay on his current job as the coach of county side Yorkshire at the present.

The report also said that the former Aussie quick is temporarily anchored to the Yorkshire role as he has four children under the age of eight, who are too young to adjust to a move.

Gillespie, who headed into the Zimbabwe midlands for his first coaching stint with the Mid-West Rhinos, has drawn excellent reviews at Yorkshire where he is happily residing on a staff contract, the report added.

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