[caption id="attachment_678592" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Andrew-Flintoff-.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-678592" alt="Andrew Flintoff Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Andrew-Flintoff-.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Andrew Flintoff Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Trevor Bayliss is set to step down from his position in 2019 after the Australia s Ashes tour of England. Former England captain,<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/andrew-flintoff/"> Andrew Flintoff</a> in his podcast <em>Flintoff, Savage and The Ping Pong Guy</em> said he wished to coach the national side. <p></p> <p></p>"I m talking with my heart, yes (I ll apply), I want to do it one day if they want me to do it, I ll do it," said Flintoff. <p></p> <p></p>Flintoff will be applying for this post the second time after 2014. Peter Moores was re appointed as the coach back in 2014. Flintoff admits that Moores was a better option than him at that time. <p></p> <p></p>"We spoke about it and I was serious, but I had to think if I d be better than the person they re choosing," he said. <p></p> <p></p>"I knew I wouldn t be better than Peter Moores, so after a half an hour conversation I withdrew, but also said if Moores doesn t get it, put me back in the hat," he added. <p></p> <p></p>Flintoff also talked about how his experience and how mental health holds an important part in the team s performance. He also claims this to be his greatest asset. <p></p> <p></p>"A coach s job now is to get players feeling the best they can be to perform, as a coach or mentor, that d be my greatest asset," he said. <p></p> <p></p>"When I look back now, I should ve spent more time on my head, I spent all the time in the gym and practicing, but I should ve spent more time focusing on my mind," he added. <p></p> <p></p>Flintoff concluded praising the Australian side by saying this is the current side is best they have got. He also was very impressed with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/josh-hazlewood/">Josh Hazlewood</a> s performance and criticised England s bowling in the Ashes. <p></p> <p></p>"As a rounded unit they ve got now are the best they ve had," Flintoff said. <p></p> <p></p>"The one bloke who epitomised it for me was Hazlewood, I watched him charge in spell after spell like his life depended on it, compared to England s bowlers who looked like they were lobbing in," he added <p></p> <p></p>"For the first time in a long time, Australia have become Australia again, they were ruthless. <p></p> <p></p>"England have gone back to England, back to the way they were in the 1990's, soft," he concluded.