Paul Farbrace will revitalise England with his man-management expertise ahead of expected appointment under Peter Moores
Farbrace's Sri Lanka coaching predecessor Graham Ford believes his energy and support will benefit te England set-up ahead of a new era
Wednesday 23 April 2014
Paul Farbrace's man-management expertise will help revitalise England in the Peter Moores era, according to his Sri Lanka coaching predecessor Graham Ford.
Farbrace is expected to be confirmed as new England boss Moores' assistant by the ECB on Wednesday, after resigning his Sri Lanka post.
Farbrace succeeded current Surrey head coach Ford at Kent in 2010, then also followed the South African's Sri Lanka tenure.
Now Ford is backing former England Under-19s coach Farbrace to usher in a fresh era of success with England alongside Moores.
"I think his coaching CV is a very good one, but he's a bloke who will show a lot of energy and a lot of care for the players," Surrey's South African coach Ford said.
"At that level they are looking for a lot of support, and he's the man to give them that support.
"There's no doubt that he's a 100 per cent man, very energetic, a good coach and he will really add a lot to the whole set-up.
"He's a very knowledgeable coach; he's coached at various levels, the England women's team and England Under-19s."
Moores is back at the England helm for a second stint, with Farbrace stepping down after less than four months in charge with Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Cricket has been frustrated with the manner of England's pursuit of Farbrace, and compensation wranglings have delayed the former Kent coach's appointment.
Farbrace's resignation on Tuesday should now pave the way for him to join Moores in England's new-look set-up, though.
"I think they've both got a lot of coaching experience, good blokes both of whom are very highly respected amongst all the players I've talked to," Ford said of England's new coaching line-up.
"So you would only think it will be positive.
"I guess it's been a bad winter for English cricket, but I think it's been more of a little wobble.
"There are lots of very good players around and perhaps a little change at the top will straighten things out quickly and I'm sure they'll be in for a good summer.
"It's very hard for me to comment because I haven't spoken to anyone involved, but it seems as though there's a real intention to rebuild.
"So they may be looking at one or two players, but there's a lot of talent around, and some really fine players within the group already that will be the leaders of the set-up.
"So one would think that it won't take long before England are really firing again.
"The ECB are very professional about what they do, they have a lot of professional systems in place to ensure the players are able to perform, and you would think they will get back on track pretty quickly and hopefully that will lead to some continued success."
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