Andrew Flintoff siad that it was not Peter Moores' fault that England had been performing disappointingly © AFP
Andrew Flintoff (above) siad that it was not Peter Moores’ fault that England had been performing disappointingly © AFP

London: Former England captain Andrew Flintoff said that Peter Moores is a ‘great man’, insisting that the embattled national team coach deserves better than what he has been getting because of England’s performance. READ: Peter Moores remains unmoved despite reports of possible sacking

Flintoff, who played under Moores during his first stint as England’s coach in 2007, tweeted that Moores agenda was winning, but he needed players to hold their hands too, the BBC reported. READ: Moores resigns as England coach

Former Lancashire all-rounder added that it was not Moores’ fault that England had been performing disappointingly, and hoped that the reports about his sacking were not true. READ: Peter Moores faces dismissal as England coach

According to reports, Moores would be sacked next week when Andrew Strauss assumes the role of England cricket’s director. READ: Peter Moores defends Alastair Cook

Moores was appointed England coach in April 2014 for the second time after 2007 when Duncan Fletcher was removed after the disastrous Ashes tour followed by World Cup debacle. READ: Peter Moores has been let down by England players

Earlier, England stand-in captain James Taylor had also came in support of the Lancashire coach saying that Moores was ‘bubbly and positive’ despite reports claiming that he is about to be sacked. READ: Paul Downton supports under-fire Peter Moores