Paul Collingwood backs Ashley Giles to become next full-time England head coach
Paul Collingwood believes Ashley Giles can turn around England's fortunes if he becomes the new head coach.
Last Updated: 05/04/14 1:57pm
Giles, England's limited overs coach, is thought to be on a four-man shortlist to succeed Andy Flower, along with Peter Moores, Mick Newell and Australian Trevor Bayliss.
Flower departed after England's disastrous Ashes tour in Australia and Giles' hopes of securing the role were not helped by his side's early exit from the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.
England bowed out in the group stages, signing off with an embarrassing defeat at the hands of the Netherlands in Chittagong.
Collingwood, who was part of the coaching staff during the tournament, witnessed Giles' hard work with the players and insists he can oversee a successful new era.
"It's a tough situation for everybody. I guess it's in a bit of a limbo at the minute in terms of nobody quite knows if there job is safe and all this kind of stuff in all the management," he told Sky Sports.
"It was a tough seven weeks away for the guys, but seeing what Ashley Giles does behind the scenes, the amount of effort and work he puts in, he's been fantastic to work behind.
"Barring that last game against the Netherlands which was a huge disappointment - to finish a good seven weeks away with England - barring that game, I thought we made good strides and I'm sure the guys enjoyed the environment as well.
"Hopefully in the future if he gets it long-term, you'll see English cricket on the rise."