Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting has backed old teammate Jason Gillespie to take over the England coaching role following the Cricket World Cup debacle.
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Peter Moores is under huge pressure to relinquish his role after England failed to progress past the group stage following four defeats in five matches.
Gillespie, coach of County side Yorkshire, appeared to rule himself out of the job earlier in the week, but Ponting says the former quick would be the ideal man to replace Moores.
“Someone of Dizzy’s character and background might just be the right man for England,” said Ponting in his column for ESPNcricinfo.
“An overly-structured and ‘set in their ways’ approach – with a very intense coach and a lot of emphasis on analysis and data – can cause some angst to emerge.
“Dizzy has shown at Yorkshire that he can create an environment that is more relaxed but is still focused and successful, but I’m not sure I’d be rushing into the England job right now if I were him.”
England face Afghanistan in its final Pool A match on Friday at 3.30am (GMT).