Andy Flower reveals CA approached him for Australia coaching job

Andy Flower said he is concentrating on England’s upcoming series Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

London: Nov 18, 2011

England team director and coach Andy Flower on Friday revealed that he was recently approached for the Australian coaching job, as Cricket Australia (CA) are busy in their “global hunt” to find a new coach for the national team.

Flower signaled that the offer was made but he had to turn it down due to his commitment to England.

“I think they are looking at the moment but I don’t want to comment on that. I’m fully committed to England,” Flower said.

The Daily Mail reported that Flower, who masterminded England s Ashes triumph Down Under, was questioned by the representatives of CA.

The England coach confirmed that he is not looking for a job change, and is instead concentrating on the upcoming series ahead of them.

“We’ve got South Africa next summer which will be a serious challenge and then the World Twenty20 straight afterwards. And after that we’ve got India away and 18 months in which we play two Ashes series,” he said.

“There are all sorts of things that can happen between now and then. To do my job responsibly I have to plan towards some of those bigger series and ICC global events. My philosophy is to work on the medium and long-term planning for the team but to keep things simple for me and my family. I’m planning to be involved for the whole of that period. But who knows what’s round the corner?”