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Moores has come under fire after England were knocked out of the World Cup following its 15-run loss to Bangladesh in Adelaide on Monday.
England has won just one of its five Pool A matches and was thoroughly outclassed by the likes of New Zealand and Australia.
In a column for The Telegraph, Vaughan said it was time for Moores to go.
“I believe it is time to remove Peter Moores from his current position and put him in the job where he can have the biggest impact on English cricket,” Vaughan wrote.
“Moores was at his best working with the Lions many years ago. His methods of being an intense on-top-of-the-players energiser is perfect for that kind of environment.
“The job of England coach has become about man management, helping with tactics and picking the right team. At international level you do not have time to coach.
“I always say the best coach works with kids and development programmes between the age of 15 and 20.”
Vaughan said that even the likes of associate nation Ireland had surpassed England in the one-day format of the game.
“The fact Ireland have played a better brand of cricket, more in tune with the modern one day game now than England, can only be down to management, culture in the group and messages sent from the coaching team,” Vaughan explained.
“This ultimately is my biggest worry because I felt they had a free hand at this World Cup. They came into it with no expectations of success. They had the chance to go out and play an expansive game and press ‘G’ for gamble.
“What did they do? They played the safest, most timid way which has rightly brought criticism.”
England face Afghanistan in a Pool A dead-rubber on Friday at 3.30am (GMT)