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Moody open to England offer

Former Sri Lanka coach will consider any opportunity

Moody: Linked to England job

Tom Moody would consider any offer to become the new England coach - although the former Sri Lanka chief has yet to be approached over the role.

"You'd look at anything. (In) this day and age, you're not going to turn your back on any opportunity."

Tom Moody

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The Australian, currently in charge of the Western Warriors, has emerged as one of the candidates to succeed Peter Moores, who was sacked following a dramatic day of events on Wednesday.

Moores eventually paid the price for his public spat with former captain Kevin Pietersen, who also resigned from his position as England captain.

Moody led Sri Lanka to the World Cup final in 2007 and was thought to be one of the contenders for the England job after the departure of Duncan Fletcher - only for Moores to be appointed.

However Moody has refused to rule out taking over the reins now.

"Obviously a lot has gone on in English cricket over the last couple of days," Moody said.

"I've had no formal approach and until I do, I don't need to really think or consider anything but concentrate on the Warriors.


"You'd look at anything. In this day and age, you're not going to turn your back on any opportunity.

"I've got no reason to be looking further afield.

"It's a bit like 2007, a similar thing happened. There was no formal approach but there was a lot of beat up that I was one of the favourites for the job but I didn't speak to anyone about that.

"As I said, I'm very happy here in Perth and enjoying what I'm doing and until anything formal comes through, if it ever does, I'll worry about it then."

Moody also said that it would surprise him if legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne was offered the job.

He said: "There's no doubt that Shane's a great leader, a great motivator (but) whether he would want the job for one, whether he would be effective 24-7 or just as a consultant, maybe that's a better use of Shane Warne.

"He's got a few games of golf and a few hands of poker to play I think so he may not have the time."