‘No-one has contacted Tykes about Gillespie’

County Cricket

Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon says no-one at the ECB has been in touch with him about getting head coach Jason Gillespie away from Headingley to coach England.

Gillespie is the most wanted coach at the moment, and with Peter Moores being sacked from the England job this weekend, 'Dizzy' is everyone's number one choice for the role, in light of his superb record with the championship-winning side.

But Moxon says that while speculation is rife, not one has contacted him directly, not Andrew Strauss or ECB CEO Tim Harrison, so they're carrying on as normal in Leeds. He does hope Gillespie stays put though.

Moxon told Sky Sports when asked if he'd been contacted by the ECB: "No is the easy answer. We've got no real answer to make until something happens.

"But at the moment it's purely what Andrew said yesterday (that he wanted to talk to Gillespie) and nothing more at the minute."   

When asked if he'd discussed the prospect with Gillespie, Moxon added: "Yeah. Of course I have. Jason and I talk to each other a lot. He's had a lot of interest in him of late so we've spoke quite a bit about his future.

"As I say at the moment there's nothing definite from the ECB, until that happens we can't really make any comment because there's nothing to talk about.

"County cricket is funny, isn't it, in that you want your players to go on and play for international teams so you want to develop them to play international cricket and, similarly, with your coaches it's always good if they go on and further their careers.

"It's kind of what county cricket does so it's great for him personally to be linked to the England job and to other jobs but from a purely selfish point of view we hope Jason stays with us.

"We've got unfinished business here, he has done a great job for us over the past few years. We'll just have to wait and see what happens.

"Andrew Strauss has said he is interested in speaking to him, at the moment they haven't asked us to speak to him so we're waiting to see what happens."

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