Reports: Bayliss set to be offered England coaching job


Reports have emerged that Australian Trevor Bayliss will be offered the England coaching job by ECB Director of Cricket Andrew Strauss, ahead of fellow Aussie Jason Gillespie.

Bayliss, who has just finished coaching the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, has previous international coaching experience having been in charge of Sri Lanka from 2007 until 2011. He led the Asian team to the 2011 World Cup final where they lost to host nation India.

The 52 year-old has built a successful reputation on the domestic circuit having taken New South Wales to the Sheffield Shield title in Australia while also guiding the Knight Riders to the IPL trophy in 2012.

The report has said that Bayliss will give the ECB an answer within the next 24 hours.

Gillespie, who is the current Yorkshire coach, was the favourite to succeed Peter Moores who was sacked by Strauss after overseeing a disastrous World Cup campaign earlier this year. England also drew a Test series against the lowly ranked West Indies in April.

Paul Farbrace, who was an assistant coach when Bayliss was in charge of Sri Lanka, is currently doing the coaching duties in the Test series against New Zealand.