LONDON: Peter Moores has been given a second chance as England head coach, after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced his appointment on Saturday.
The 51-year-old, the first man to twice be appointed England coach, replaced Andy Flower after he stood down following the team’s 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia.
“I feel very excited, very proud to get this opportunity — it’s a great chance to work with Alastair, an outstanding player and person and try to build something.
“I’m very enthusiastic and want to get stuck into the challenge ahead.”
“Coaches have to develop and I think I’ve done that, and I’m looking forward to bringing that back here. You learn from mistakes, you develop.”
Cook added: “For me it’s a very exciting time. I’ve been in limbo over the last couple of months, since Andy Flower stepped down.
“To finally get to the day where we have a new coach, we can start planning for the future.”
Current Sri Lanka coach Paul Farbrace, has been tipped to join the England set-up as Moores’ “senior assistant”.
Moores, flanked by England captain Alastair Cook and ECB managing director Paul Downton, told a news conference at Lord’s on Saturday: “It’s great to be back.