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Former all-rounder Andrew Flintoff says he’d”love” to be England coach one day.
Flintoff, 41, currently presents BBC motoring show Top Gear and retired from cricket in 2009.
England coach Trevor Bayliss will step down at the conclusion of the summer’s Ashes series and his successor has not been appointed.
“Coaching is absolutely an ambition,” Flintoff told Test Match Special.
“There are likely two or three training jobs I’d like – England, Lancashire or Lancashire Academy.
“I’d really like to become England coach daily, just not quite yet.”
Flintoff and 141 one-day internationals 79 Tests and seven T20s played and was part of Ashes winning sides in 2005 and 2009.
Flintoff had a single bout for a boxer before returning to play cricket for Lancashire and Brisbane Heat at Australia’s Big Bash League in 2014.
Since then he’s been engaged and created his stage debut in Fat Friends the Musical in 2017.
Speaking at day three of the fourth Ashes Test between England and Australia at Old Trafford, Flintoff said he”never” wanted to be involved in cricket broadcasting as he likes the game”a lot”.
He added that he had previously applied for the England head coach part in 2014 before Peter Moores’ second tenure in charge.
“I love to come and observe, I develop a feeling of excitement,” he explained.
“A couple of years ago I applied for the England coaching job – we were getting beat, I was at work thought,’I’m going to employ’.
“I wrote an email for your meeting, per month passed and I had heard nothing. I chased it upI got a phone call saying they thought it was somebody.
“I have two of my coaching levels – me and [fellow former England cricketer] Steve Harmison could perform our level threes shortly”
Flintoff had a part at the 2005 Ashes, taking 24 wickets as England beat Australia 2-1 in among the biggest Test series while stirring in excess and 402 runs.
However, he stated he”might have had to adapt” his game to have the ability to compete against current foreign players.
He explained:”I was watching the 2005 highlights and that I really don’t believe my children thought I ever played cricket because I saw them looking at this obese skinhead on the screen, then looking at me and going,’Is that you?’
“I’ve fond memories of it and I’m thankful it happened as it was life-changing but I’m enjoying watching the lads play – that the sport has moved on.
“I am under no illusions, I’m not sure my match would endure now. The bowling might but with T20 I would have needed to adapt – I could not do all of the fancy flicks and skilful things with the bat.”
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