Anderson happy to see Moores return

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James Anderson believes England had one of their best periods as a team under former coach Peter Moores, who is on the short-list to replace Andy Flower as head coach of the national team.

<b>James Anderson believes England had one of their best periods as a team under former coach Peter Moores, who is on the short-list to replace Andy Flower as head coach of the national team.</b>

Moores left the post in 2009 after a falling out with Kevin Pietersen, who is no longer in the frame for selection for England.

After leaving the England job, Moores took over the role as coach of Lancashire and led them to the County Championship title in 2011.

"He (Moores) probably started off one of our best periods as a team that we have had for many years and I'm sure Andy Flower would admit he learned a lot from being assistant to Peter, so I think he deserves some credit," Anderson told <i>Sky Sports</i> when asked about Moores' time in charge.

"He brings a lot of energy and a lot of enthusiasm, and that is the first thing that hits you when you go into a dressing room with him. He's also an extremely good technical coach and he's got the whole package.

"A lot of the guys here at Lancashire have flourished with him as coach. The guys enjoy working with him, he's obviously been very successful here – we won the Championship and we're back in the first division this year and hoping for more success.

"His style is exactly the same. I'm sure he'll admit he made a couple of mistakes when he was coaching England, and I'm sure he's learned from that, and if he gets another chance he'll make sure he doesn't do them again."

Moores revealed that he is on the short-list during Lancashire's pre-season press day on Friday.

"I'm a passionate Englishman and the thought of coaching your country is something I'm interested in.

"I'm in the process so I suppose it depends what happens – I'm very conscious that I'm in a job now that I've loved and I still love.

"There's an excitement to have another go at it, and a frustration at the last time because in some ways you always have a vision when you're doing any job of where you want to go."

The other names on the short-list are Ashley Giles, Trevor Bayliss and Mick Newell.

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