CHRIS Adams is back in the "best job in the world", after agreeing to captain Liverpool Victoria county champions Sussex again next summer.
Adams began this month by stunning Sussex when he agreed a four-year deal to take over as captain and head of professional cricket at Yorkshire, only to announce two weeks later that he was going to stay on the south coast after all.
The 36-year-old former England batsman led Sussex to the first championship title in their long history three years ago and was also in charge when they chalked up their second, as well as winning the C&G Trophy, in 2006.
Mark Robinson, professional cricket manager at Hove, is delighted to have Adams back at the head of what both men have often referred to as the Sussex 'family'.
Adams, thought to have been tempted by the White Rose's offer of the chance to further his coaching ambitions, is looking forward to directing Sussex on the field of play for one more year at least.
"I'm very happy to be offered the captaincy by the club for another year," said the ex-Derbyshire player.
"It will be my 10th season leading Sussex - and quite simply it's the best job in the world!"
Yorkshire-born Robinson is like-minded.
"Chris is proven as a leader, having won six trophies in the last nine years," he said.
"He has the respect of all the players, and from a personal point of view I have a fantastic working relationship with him.
"Chris was the obvious candidate to lead the team to future success in the oncoming season."