[caption id="attachment_749238" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Stuart-Law-AFP.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-749238" alt="Stuart Law, 49, was appointed West Indies coach in February last year. @ AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Stuart-Law-AFP.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Stuart Law, 49, was appointed West Indies coach in February last year. @ AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Former Australia batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/stuart-law/">Stuart Law</a> has announced that he will be stepping down from his position as <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/west-indies/">West Indies</a> head coach to take over English county side Middlesex from next season. Law, 49, who was appointed West Indies coach in February last year, has signed a four-year deal with Middlesex and will board the flight to England following West Indies <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/west-indies-to-tour-india-for-2-tests-5-odis-and-3-t20is-in-october-740225">tour of India</a> and Bangladesh. <p></p> <p></p>"It is a great privilege to be asked to coach Middlesex and to accept one of the plum jobs in world cricket," Law said. <p></p> <p></p>"I have very much enjoyed my time with the West Indies and wish the staff and players every success. There is never a good time to leave, but the opportunity to work with Middlesex for four years at the home of cricket was too good to decline." <p></p> <p></p>Law was the coach of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/sri-lanka/">Sri Lanka</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/bangladesh/">Bangladesh</a> for brief periods before he settled at the West Indies camp. He was instrumental to lead the Caribbean side to a memorable Test victory over <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england/">England</a> at Headingley last summer. <p></p> <p></p>"I believe we have made tremendous strides forward as a team during the past two years," he said. <p></p> <p></p>The West Indies Cricket Board will now have to appoint a new coach before England visit the Caribbean in January.