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Allan Donald interested in England bowling coach role

Allan Donald (left) and Stuart Broad
Donald working with England paceman Stuart Broad in 2007

South Africa pace legend Allan Donald is interested in succeeding Ottis Gibson as England's bowling coach.

Gibson has taken over as West Indies head coach after quitting his role with the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Donald, who briefly coached England's bowlers in 2007, told BBC Sport: "I would be interested to have a go.

"In 2007 I simply couldn't afford to take the offer from the ECB because of my son's medical condition, but since then things have gone well."

The 43-year-old was brought in as a consultant for the last two Test matches against West Indies and the one-day series that followed in the summer of 2007.

He impressed enough to have his contract extended until the end of the Twenty20 World Cup, however, he opted not to continue the role beyond that to spend more time with his family.

"During that time it would have been a very selfish thing to do," he added.

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"I know my name has been thrown around a bit now and when jobs like this come up it is a massive carrot that dangles in front of anybody.

"I'm in the dark a bit though. The ECB has not made an approach. I am just waiting to see what the next move is."

Donald, who was the first South African bowler to take 300 Test wickets, stepped down as Warwickshire's bowling coach after two years in the role at the end of the last domestic season.

Gibson succeeded Donald as England bowling coach in 2007.



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see also
Donald gives up England team role
28 Sep 07 |  England
England extend Donald's contract
03 Jul 07 |  England
Collingwood praises Donald impact
01 Jul 07 |  England
Donald to coach England pacemen
25 May 07 |  England
Gibson takes England bowling role
14 Oct 07 |  England
Donald takes on SA coaching role
23 Oct 05 |  South Africa
Where does Allan Donald rank?
25 Feb 02 |  Sports Talk


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