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18 May 2022 | 09:47 AM

Matthew Mott announced as England men's new white-ball coach

The former Australia Women's coach has signed a four-year agreement and will join the set-up ahead of the three-match ODI series against the Netherlands next month

England have appointed Matthew Mott as the head coach of their men's white-ball teams on Wednesday (May 18). The former Australia Women's coach has signed a four-year agreement and will join the set-up ahead of the three-match ODI series against the Netherlands in Amsterdam next month.

It's not even been a week since England named Brendon McCullum as the head coach of their men's Test team. It was under Mott's guidance, Australia Women won the T20 World Cup in 2020 and the 50-over World Cup in New Zealand earlier this year. 

He also guided Australia to a record 26 successive ODI wins and their recent victory over England in the multi-format Ashes series. Mott takes over a side, who are the reigning 50-over world champions, after beating candidates including former England allrounder Paul Collingwood to the job.

"I am delighted to accept the opportunity to take this white-ball role with England. When this role became available, I was attracted by the chance to work with such an established and successful team under the astute leadership of Eoin Morgan and now Rob Key, whom I have always admired as an excellent cricket mind," said Mott.

"The idea of the split roles and the chance to work alongside Brendon McCullum in his red-ball role is an opportunity that I am incredibly enthusiastic about and certainly provides the right balance for my family as we embark on this exciting journey."

"It was always going to take something special to leave the role that I have loved for the past seven years with the Australian Women's team. However, I genuinely believe that the time is right to play a role in helping the England Men's ODI and T20 group continue to evolve as one of the best teams in the world."

England's new managing director of men's cricket, Rob Key said: "It is a real privilege to be able to announce Mathew Mott as the Head Coach of our men's white-ball team. He has had an incredible coaching journey with so many varied experiences that have brought him to this point where he was outstanding in the interview process and the perfect fit for our white-ball teams.

"We are lucky to be able to appoint a Head Coach that has not only been involved in international cricket for the last few years but he has also worked in franchise cricket around the world. More importantly, what he has done with the Australian Women's team is what will be asked of him to achieve for our men's white-ball sides.

"I'm confident that in Eoin Morgan and Matthew Mott, we have a formidable partnership that can push for more trophies in the coming years and that Matthew will be able to oversee any transition that team will go through in the future. Furthermore, Matthew will also help us invest in English coaches getting them as much experience as possible over the next few years."

Meanwhile, Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley said: "Matthew has played an instrumental role in the success of our incredible women's team, driving a team-first mentality, and creating an environment that's allowed the players to blossom into some of the world's leading cricketers.

"Under Matthew's leadership, the team has claimed every major trophy on offer and importantly, has inspired kids across the country to pick up a bat and ball. He should be proud of the legacy he's helped create with our women's team. We'd like to thank Matthew for everything he's given Australian Cricket and wish him and his family all the best in this new venture."

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