Jason Gillespie says he is “very flattered” to be linked to the vacant England coaching job, but admits he’ll need to be heavily persuaded to leave his role as coach of Yorkshire.
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The former Australia quick was publicly named by new England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) cricket director Andrew Strauss as a potential replacement for the sacked coach Peter Moores.
Gillespie took over at Yorkshire in 2011 and delivered the club a County title last year.
He says he would be reluctant to leave his “dream job” as Yorkshire coach.
“It’s very humbling, very flattering,” Gillespie told BBC Sport.
“The Yorkie boys have been giving me enough grief about it, which has been quite funny. But I haven’t had any contact and until that happens I can’t say anything.
“We’ll just have to wait and see. Strauss mentioned my name publicly, so I may get a call. It’s just fantastic [at Yorkshire], but I don’t know what the future holds.”
Gillespie’s former Australia teammate Justin Langer has also been linked with the England job, but he effectively ruled himself out of the running after signing a two-year deal to coach Western Australia.
While Gillespie still remains favourite to land the England job, his prospects have become complicated after he signed a two-season deal to coach the Adelaide Strikers in Australia’s Big Bash League.