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Last Updated: Friday, 20 April 2007, 10:52 GMT 11:52 UK
Glamorgan reject Fletcher return
Duncan Fletcher
Fletcher's England reign has ended under a cloud
Glamorgan chairman Paul Russell has ruled out the possibility of Duncan Fletcher returning to take charge of the Welsh county.

Fletcher, who will step down as England coach on Saturday, guided Glamorgan to the County Championship title in his first season in charge 10 years ago.

But Russell said: "We've not had talks with him and have no plans to do so."

But Russell revealed the county are keen to have England assistant coach Matthew Maynard back at Sophia Gardens.

Maynard's England future remains in doubt following Fletcher's decision to quit after eight years in charge.

The 41-year-old ended a record-breaking 20-year career with Glamorgan in 2005 to join the England set-up.

At some time in the future Matthew's career will bring him back to Glamorgan

Glamorgan chairman Paul Russell

And Russell told BBC Sport: "Our affection for Matthew is well known and well documented.

"We would be foolish to pass up an opportunity to bring him back to the club.

"But this is a long way off yet because he's an employee of the England and Wales Cricket Board."

He added: "Matthew is a wonderfully talented cricketer and becoming an increasingly able coach.

"Certainly at some time in the future Matthew's career will bring him back to Glamorgan. When that will be, we've got no idea."

Fletcher spent two successful season at Glamorgan before being appointed as England's first foreign coach.

The 58-year-old Zimbabwean tendered his resignation on Thursday as the pressure built after England's recent Ashes whitewash and their failure to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup.

Glamorgan appointed Adrian Shaw as coach in November, and Russell said the new coaching set-up will be given time to develop.

He added: "It would make all the plans we've made baseless if we were to peruse Duncan."

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