Glamorgan move for Mott
Glamorgan have completed their new coaching structure with the appointment of Matthew Mott as first XI coach.
The Australian will leave his role as coach of New South Wales to take up the post ahead of the new season, working under managing director of cricket Colin Metson.
In what was a turbulent winter, Dalrymple also left following his demotion, while president Peter Walker stood down.
“After spending six years coaching in Australia, I believe that now is the right time for me to further my coaching career, by accepting the role of first XI coach at Glamorgan Cricket,” Mott said.
“I am aware that the club has a proud tradition and has a talented squad. I look forward to working with the players and the coaching team over the coming months and years.”
Mott served as assistant coach to Trevor Bayliss for three seasons at NSW before leading them to the Sheffield Shield title in his first season in charge in 2007-08.
Under his stewardship they won the Australian domestic Twenty20 competition in 2009 and the inaugural Champions League in India later that year. They currently top the Sheffield Shield table.
Having also served as Australia assistant coach during the World Twenty20 last year, Mott's pedigree convinced Glamorgan he is the man to help repair their ailing fortunes.
Metson said: “We are delighted to have secured Matthew Mott as our new first XI coach. He has a proven track record of success and I look forward to working with him.
“Our new captain, Alviro Petersen, has previously spoken with Matthew and is looking forward to working in partnership with him to deliver success on the playing field.”
Glamorgan narrowly missed out on promotion to Division One of the LV= County Championship last summer, having finished in the bottom four of the Second Division in the previous four seasons.
Mott, who has signed a three-year contract, will arrive in Cardiff following the completion of the Australian domestic season in March.