Mickey Arthur has remained living in Perth since being sacked as Australia’s coach just two weeks before the start of the Ashes 2013 series in England © Getty Images
Mickey Arthur has remained living in Perth since being sacked as Australia’s coach just two weeks before the start of the Ashes 2013 series in England © Getty Images

 

Sydney: Feb 3, 2014

 

Sacked Australian coach Mickey Arthur has reportedly hinted that he is considering competing for the job of England’s team director after Andy Flower’s resignation from the position over the team’s 0-5 Ashes loss.

 

A host of names have been thrown up in the wake of Flower’s decision to stand down from the role after leading England to one of its most disastrous series loses in recent memory.

 

Current limited overs coach Ashley Giles remains the favourite to replace the departed Flower at the head of the Test team.

 

According to News.com.au, South African Arthur appeared to show that he was considering putting his hand up when asked about the job during the Twenty20 clash between Australia and England in Sydney on Sunday.

 

Arthur said he “could be interested”. He has remained living in Perth since being sacked as Australia’s coach just two weeks before the start of the Ashes 2013 series in England midway through last year, the report added.