Former England star Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff has revealed a desire to one day coach his country. The 41-year-old, who retired from international cricket in 2009, was part of the 2005 and 2009 Ashes-winning squads and is regarded as one of the best all-rounders of the modern era.
Flintoff, who played domestically for Lancashire between 1995-2014, has found fame away from the pitch and has become a successful TV presenter since retiring, currently fronting BBC motoring show ‘Top Gear’, amongst other projects. However, with England coach Trevor Bayliss set to step down following the end of this summer’s Ashes series, Flintoff has said he would like to one day be an England coach, although he does not envisage himself in any official role with the ECB any time soon.
“Coaching is definitely an ambition,” he told BBC Test Match Special. “There are probably two or three coaching jobs I’d like – England, Lancashire or Lancashire Academy. “I’d love to be England coach one day, just not quite yet.” Flintoff played 79 Tests, 141 one-day internationals and seven T20s for England in a first-class career spanning 19 years.