The former England coach Peter Moores will become the head coach of Nottinghamshire at the end of the domestic season.
Moores, who has been a coaching consultant at Trent Bridge since July last year, was appointed to the newly-created position on a three year deal. He was the ECB’s National Academy Director for two years from April 2005 and has also had two spells coaching the national team.
Despite Moores’ appointment Mick Newell will remain the club’s director of coaching and Moores will have responsibility for the day to day aspects of first-team coaching.
After his appointment Moores said that the chance to become head coach of the club is a “terrific honour”.
He said that his work one on one with cricketers over the past year has been an “ideal way” for him to get back into county cricket and a result of the work he knows the group of players very well which he thinks will give him a head start.
Moores says that he has the passion for being a head coach and “the club has the ambition to be competing for trophies across all three formats of the game, so it’s a fantastic opportunity.”
Newell said that more and more teams in county cricket are appointing a director of cricket and a head coach and he thinks it is the right time for Nottingham to introduce the system.
He said that Moores will be able to run the team in his own way and pick the team and that the two of them will work together to review “everything we do in relation to our playing and coaching, to ensure that we’re ready to bounce back strongly from what’s been a disappointing season.”