Matthew Mott has been named as head coach of England’s ODI and T20I men’s teams on a four-year contract.
The 48-year-old has been in charge of Australia’s all-conquering women’s team for the past seven years, winning back-to-back T20 World Cups in 2018 and 2020 and the 50-over equivalent earlier this year.
He also guided Australia’s women to a record 26 successive ODI wins and their recent victory over England in the multi-format Ashes series.
Mott takes over a side who are the reigning 50-over world champions, after beating candidates including former England batsman Paul Collingwood to the job.
England now have separate head coaches in red- and white-ball cricket for the first time since 2014, with former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum announced last week as their Test-match chief.
Mott, who has previously worked in the English game with county side Glamorgan, is expected to begin his reign with three ODIs away to the Netherlands next month.
“It was always going to take something special to leave the role that I have loved for the past seven years with the Australian women’s team,” Mott said in an ECB statement.
“However, I genuinely believe that the time is right to play a role in helping the England men’s ODI and T20 group continue to evolve as one of the best teams in the world.
“The idea of the split roles and the chance to work alongside Brendon McCullum in his red-ball role is an opportunity that I am incredibly enthusiastic about.”
England’s new managing director of men’s cricket, Rob Key, said: “I’m confident that, in [captain] Eoin Morgan and Matthew Mott, we have a formidable partnership that can push for more trophies in the coming years.”
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