Hampshire have confirmed the appointment of Adrian Birrell as Craig White’s successor in the first-team manager role.
The 58-year-old is currently in charge of Paarl Rocks and has enjoyed a strong campaign, leading his side to the knockout stages of the South African Mzansi Super League.
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Birrell, who recently spent time as assistant coach with South Africa, is set to link up with Hampshire in March prior to their pre-season tour.
Hampshire have handed the South African a three-year contract and he believes the squad is capable of challenging for silverware in “all formats”.
Birrell told Hampshire’s official website: “I am honoured and delighted to be appointed as the Hampshire First Team Manager.
While I was with the Proteas, we played at the Ageas Bowl in 2017 and I was very impressed with the world-class facilities.
“It is a wonderful opportunity for me personally and I can’t wait to get started in the new year. “I am very excited to be working with such a talented group of cricketers and look forward to competing for honours in all three formats.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.