Vaughan in talks with ECB


The 2005 Ashes winning captain is the hot favourite on the three-man shortlist compiled by the ECB ahead of Andrew Strauss and Alec Stewart, who have both registered their interest.

Vaughan spoke with new ECB chief executive Tom Harrison for an hour and has worked closely in the past with chairman-elect Colin Graves at Yorkshire and looks set to be offered the job if he can reach agreement.

‘I had a good chat with Tom which was about general stuff,’ said Vaughan yesterday. ‘I have not got a clue what the role is, what the parameters are or what they are looking for.

‘It was the first time I have met him since he was made chief executive because I’ve been away at the World Cup. I knew him from his IMG days but we had not met in person for a long time,’ Vaughan told the Daily Telegraph.

‘It was just a chance to meet up and have a chat and try to kick around a few ideas. It was away from England stuff. It was about the game, the structure and Twenty20. Everything.

‘I like the way he works and his vision for the game and he and Colin Graves will be the perfect partnership. I am keen to talk to them when I understand more about the role and what skills are required.

‘I am certainly not anywhere near being appointed because I don’t know what the job is. Until we know what it entails I, like all the other candidates, have to look at it and see if it is for me.’

That may be so but the ECB are keen to make a quick appointment and Vaughan looks certain to be the one they want to become a football manager-type figure with overall responsibility for coaching and selection.

Peter Moores, who is preparing to coach England in their Test series here in the Caribbean, said on Thursday he could work with Vaughan even though the pair had an uneasy relationship when they were captain and coach in 2007. – Daily Mail

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