Giles wants shot at the England coaching job

ASHLEY Giles, England's limited-overs coach, says he also wants the Test role left vacant by the departure of coach Andy Flower.

"It's one of the biggest jobs in cricket and I'd apply for it because I want to do it," Giles said. "As someone who was very proud to play for England I've been proud to coach the one-day side. To do the whole job would be a fantastic opportunity."

But the former England spinner will have to convince Paul Downton, managing director of the England and Wales Cricket Board, that he is the man for the job after leading his team to a 4-1 loss in the one-day series, and a 3-0 defeat in the Twenty20 series in Australia.

Giles (pictured) will have the chance to turn things around, first in the limited-overs series in the West Indies, followed by the Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh in March.

Former India and South Africa coach Gary Kirsten and former Australia coach Mickey Arthur have also been linked with the role.

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