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Graeme Swann tipped to avoid coaching and enjoy post-retirement media career

Graeme Swann: Tipped to be a media star by former boss Newell

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Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell does not expect Graeme Swann to go into coaching having retired from cricket.

Swann, who joined Notts from Northants in 2005 before breaking onto the international scene, stunned the cricketing world by announcing he was quitting the game with two Test matches of the Ashes series still to play.

"I expect that we'll see him launch a media career and I'm sure he'll be very successful," Newell told the Notts website. "I'd imagine that coaching would be far too mundane for him but he'll always be welcome at Trent Bridge.

"He joined us with a reputation for not taking things seriously but I found him to be very thoughtful about his cricket and very committed to improving his game.

"He knows how to perk up a dressing room and he was an outstanding character to have in a cricket team."

"It will leave a huge gap in the England team because there is no outstanding spinner quite ready to fill the place that he will leave.

"His chance on the international scene came very late after a long period in county cricket but he grasped it and surpassed all expectations with his achievements at the highest level."