Brown wants to succeed Giles
Warwickshire assistant coach Dougie Brown has confirmed he will be applying to replace England-bound Ashley Giles as the county’s director of cricket.
Former England one-day international Brown, 43, was a member of Warwickshire’s successful side of the 1990s and the early part of the last decade.
Brown said: “I will be putting my hat in the ring for the director of cricket role.
“I have a bit of experience and it is a help I have worked in this environment for a long time and understand what it entails and the dynamics of the team.
“It will be a big challenge for whoever takes over and Warwickshire’s loss is England’s gain with Ashley’s appointment. Following him will be tough. But I am sure there will be a number of strong candidates for what is a very attractive post.
“It is a settled dressing room, with a great work ethic.”
Brown believes former England spinner Giles merits the opportunity with his country.
He said: “Ash has done so much during the past five years at Warwickshire and it is a great chance for him. He thoroughly deserves it.”