Andy Flower’s Future in Doubt as England’s Head CoachThe future of Andy Flower in his current capacity has come under question after Hugh Morris’ decision to move on from the position of director of the English Cricket Board. Flower has not given any indication that he is interested in the post, although rumoured otherwise. He has however indicated that he cannot give any assurances as to the long term future in his current capacity. Flower is quoted as saying “I’ve always said you can’t look too far ahead. You never know what’s just around the corner. Would I fancy Hugh’s job? I’m not even thinking about that.”
Flower has already stripped himself of some of his duties in an attempt to dedicate more time to his family. He has handed the day to day operations of the One Day International team to Ashley Giles while he remains in charge of the Test format of the game. It was a move that Flower saw fit; citing that being away from the family for three quarters of the year was something that he saw as a demand and strain on his family. But is Flower disregarding the role and the capacity given to him to lead the English Cricket team? He certainly does not feel that way and the results have proven that the two tier coaching approach has been successful for England.
Whether or not he will be with the team come next year or if he decides to go for the vacant position, Flower is respected and is held in high regard. There is no doubt he is a positive influence towards English cricket and will excel in any given capacity.
– Yhanick Scott