Moody interested in England job

Tom Moody would be interested in replacing Andy Flower

Tom Moody would be interested in replacing Andy Flower

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Former Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody would "look seriously" at any offer to replace Andy Flower as England's team director.

Moody, who played eight Tests and 76 one-day internationals for Australia, led the Sri Lankan national side from 2005 to 2007 and has also coached Worcestershire and Western Australia.

The 48-year-old currently works in the Indian Premier League with Sunrisers Hyderabad. He has also just been named as the Caribbean Premier League's director of cricket but nevertheless admits England is an attractive option.

Personal circumstances saw him decline the chance to talk to the England and Wales Cricket Board in 2009, leaving the way clear for Flower to take over from Peter Moores.

"The England job is one that I think any aspiring coach would, depending on the timing of their life, want to take on, and I'm no different from that," Moody told ESPNcricinfo.

"When the opportunity came up five years ago the timing wasn't right from a personal perspective, but I look at it from the point of view that I'm lucky to have a pretty unique balance of roles currently.

"So it's not something I've sent emails or made phone calls enquiring about, but if it presents itself I'll look at it seriously and see what unfolds.

"When Andy got (it), it was (at a time) when I'd first come back to Australia and the reason I got off the circuit was the timing, from a personal point of view.

"It was time for me to put some roots down and see my kids through senior school. I've got one at university now and one completing senior school."

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