England are set to announce former Test spinner Ashley Giles as their new director of cricket, replacing Andrew Strauss. The 45-year-old, who is currently sporting director at Warwickshire, is finalising contract details after being identified as the preferred candidate by the England and Wales Cricket Board.
Giles played in 54 Tests and 62 one-day internationals for England between 1997 and 2006. Following his retirement, in September 2007, Giles became Warwickshire’s director of cricket and, two months later, he was was named the official spin coach in the England Performance Programme.
Giles was sacked as England’s ODI coach in 2014 despite leading the team to a Champions Trophy final.
He was appointed as cricket director and head coach of Lancashire in October 2014 and then left for his current post at Warwickshire in 2016.
Ex-England batsman Strauss is stepping down because his wife Ruth has cancer.