Former Australia fast-bowler Jason Gillespie has once again ruled himself out of the race to become England coach. England are yet to name a replacement for Trevor Bayliss whose four-year stint would come to an end after the ongoing Ashes. England have already failed to reclaim the Ashes and are now in danger of losing the series at home to Australia for the first time since 2001.
Jason Gillespie made the shortlist of preferred candidates when the outgoing Bayliss was appointed in 2015. At that time, Gillespie had enhanced his reputation as coach by leading Yorkshire to back-to-back County Championship titles. England are more than likely to consider him for the post once again.
Last year, he took Adelaide Strikers to Big Bash glory and also steered Sussex to the runners-up spot in the 2018 Vitality Blast. Gillespie is definitely one of the most sought after coaches in the world right now and England are more than likely to approach him. However, the Australia has once again made it clear that he would not take the England job.
Recalling the turn of events in 2015, Gillespie said that while he would like to chat with the England officials, he is in no mood to leave Sussex. He also mentioned about his commitment with Adelaide Strikers.
“I feel very privileged to have two wonderful jobs but if I were to get a phone call and asked to meet for a coffee and a chat, much like I did in 2015, then I would be very happy to listen to what they had to say. It’s always nice to be talked about positively by people,” Jason Gillespie was quoted as saying by Daily Mail.
“But I wouldn’t want to be disrespectful in any way to either one of my employers and therefore won’t be putting my name in the hat. I am learning a lot at Sussex and we are hopefully putting something into place that will hold the club in good stead for the future.
“It’s a similar situation with the Strikers. We’ve got quite a young list in terms of the playing squad and in time we should see the fruits of the decisions we have made,” he added.