Giles battles to swallow bitter pill

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Former England limited-overs coach Ashley Giles has expressed considerable discontentment after being rejected for the position of head coach.

Former England limited-overs coach Ashley Giles has expressed considerable discontentment after being rejected for the position of head coach.

The coaching staff underwent a major revamp in the wake of a five-nil Test series defeat to the Australians earlier this year, with Lancashire's Peter Moores hired at the helm, former Sri Lanka coach Paul Farbrace appointed as an assistant and Nottinghamshire's Mick Newell replacing Giles on the selection panel.

"I was confident of getting the job," Giles told <i>Sky Sports</i>. "I went into the interview and thought I had as equal a chance as anyone else, if not a better chance having been close to the team and known what the systems are and, at the same time, not really had full control.

"I can't go into too much detail about that process, but I'm bitterly disappointed I didn't get the job. At no time or stage does that mean I wish anyone in that side any ill going forward. We all want England to do well."

England's defeat to the minnow Netherlands in the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh in March, effectively, brought an end to Giles' tenure with the ODI and T20I units.

"It was a really meek and timid performance, but the messages to the team were very clear," he added. "I think I've taken a bit of stick for saying we did everything we normally did, we warmed up well and were ready to go. It's not just about warming up but it's about performing.

"It was disappointing as at times in the World Cup we actually put in some really good performances. We were the only side to beat the world champions."

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