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Peter Moores handed England reigns again

Updated: Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 11:27 | Comments

Moores handed England reigns again

Peter Moores has been given a second opportunity to coach England after his appointment was confirmed this morning.

The 51-year-old Lancashire coach previously held the job between 2007 and 2009 but was dismissed after disappointing on-field results and a damaging personality clash with then captain Kevin Pietersen, who was also deposed.

With Pietersen's international career now over, however controversially, the way was clear for Moores to return.

He succeeds Andy Flower, who stepped down after a disastrous Ashes series last winter, and replaces Ashley Giles as the man responsible for leading England in limited-overs competitions after it was decided that the head coach must have oversight of all three formats.

Moores said in a statement released by the England and Wales Cricket Board: "I am very excited about the prospect of returning to a role I have done before and to building a strong relationship with (captain) Alastair Cook and the rest of the players and staff. In any time of change there comes opportunity and this is one I can't wait to get stuck into."

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