Andy Flower was today unveiled as England’s new team director at Lord’s.
Former Zimbabwe batsman Flower impressed as stand-in coach during the recent tour to the Caribbean despite the unexpected defeat by the West Indies in the Test series.
The 40-year-old initially displayed reluctance to fill that role due to his loyalty to former coach Peter Moores, the man who engaged him as his assistant two years ago.
Flower admitted he had made up his mind to put himself forward for the job during the tour of the West Indies.
Flower said: When I went on that West Indian tour I didn’t know whether I wanted to apply for this job or not. Halfway through I had made up my mind that I did.
"I’m very honoured to be given the position. I believe the last three months will stand me in good stead.
"I was interim coach for that tour, now that I’m in charge, so to speak, things change, definitely."