Ambrose interested in England job

West Indies legend Curtly Ambrose said he would be keen to join England’s coaching team should Ottis Gibson become head coach of South Africa.

Gibson is reportedly set to join the Proteas after England’s current series with the Windies. The former Barbados and West Indies paceman is currently working as fast-bowling coach under Trevor Bayliss.

During the 48-year-old’s tenure, England’s seam attack has flourished with the likes of Toby Roland-Jones, Jake Ball and Mark Wood coming through to support experienced duo James Anderson and Stuart Broad.

Broad credited Gibson’s work after he surpassed Ian Botham to become England’s second-highest Test wicket-taker in the first Test with the Windies, Joe Root’s side winning by an innings and 209 runs.

Gibson has been linked with South Africa amid reports Russell Domingo will leave his role and, should that happen, Ambrose would be interested in replacing him.

“If an opportunity came from England I would certainly take it because I have something to offer,” Ambrose told the Daily Mail.

“I would be very interested in returning to international cricket.”

During his career, Ambrose took 405 Test wickets in 98 Tests, and was the West Indies’ bowling consultant as they won the 2016 World Twenty20 before being surprisingly sacked later that year.

Then Windies head coach Phil Simmons decided that Ambrose should be replaced by current bowling coach Roddy Estwick.

Ambrose said: “It was strange really because Phil Simmons never indicated that I wasn’t doing a good job.

“He rang me and said he wanted someone more technical, but he’d never told me that I wasn’t technical enough. What that means, I don’t know.”

Since then Simmons himself has also been sacked. Gibson, who also served as West Indies coach after initially resigning from the same job with England which he currently holds, was also previously sacked by the West Indies Cricket Board. 

One Response to Ambrose interested in England job

  1. Alex Alleyne August 22, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    It’s funny that WICB via BYPUS did not think highly of GIBSON so he was fired . He quickly got his job back with England and now he is off to South Africa. Those 2 teams are leaps and bounds and light years ahead of West Indies who rejected him.
    Are WI serious ??????????.

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