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LE­ICES­TER­SHIRE are a club very close to my heart, and the head coach role is one I’d be very keen to look at. I know I could make a pos­i­tive im­pact, and have no ul­te­rior mo­tives, and I know I could bring good play­ers back to the club.

The county seemed to have made im­prove­ments last sea­son, per­form­ing bet­ter in the County Cham­pi­onship, but they’ve strug­gled again this sea­son. I hate see­ing that be­cause they’re a good county. Ev­ery up­date that comes through to me about an­other wicket or de­feat is sad to see, and it needs to change.

I won the T20 com­pe­ti­tion three times while at the club while also be­ing cap­tain. I loved my time there as a player, and would rel­ish the op­por­tu­nity to be coach there if I was given the chance. They’ve had a few tough years and have just been chas­ing their tails a bit too much.

There are some huge de­ci­sions that need to be made, and they need to be thought about very care­fully.

I ob­vi­ously love my coach­ing and hav­ing just got back from the CPL, I’d love to get my teeth into a role that lasts a bit longer. I’ve shown I can be suc­cess­ful with teams, win­ning with Ja­maica in 2016, and I’d love to have that win­ning feel­ing in this coun­try.

I’ve worked with world-class play­ers and know how to make the dif­fer­ence. There’s some good peo­ple in the back room staff at Grace Road.What they need now is a wise head who cares pas­sion­ately about the club.

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