Desire to secure success at Headingley ensures Gillespie is happy to remain

Yorkshire's coach Jason Gillespie. Picture: Steve Riding.

Yorkshire's coach Jason Gillespie. Picture: Steve Riding.

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JASON GILLESPIE has handed Yorkshire a boost on the eve of the County Championship season by ruling himself out of any international coaching role in the near future.

The Yorkshire first-team coach said he is fully committed to helping Yorkshire win silverware and has no intention of leaving the club.

His comments come amid speculation surrounding the identity of the new England coach, with Gillespie, pictured, among those mentioned during the winter as a possible replacement for Andy Flower.

“Being an international coach is something that I would definitely look at at some point in the future, but right now it’s not on my agenda,” said Gillespie.

“I’d love to achieve a lot of things at Yorkshire first, and I think we’re going in the right direction.

“I’m committed to helping our lads achieve their goals and I want to help to take this club forward.

“Of course, it’s flattering if your name is mentioned when an international coaching job becomes available, but it’s not on my radar at this moment in time.”

Gillespie, 38, is viewed as one of the brightest young coaches in the global game.

But the former Australia fast bowler insists he is very much learning his trade.

“I genuinely think I’ve still got a lot to learn about coaching in general and man-management too,” said Gillespie, who is embarking on his third season as Yorkshire’s first-team coach.

“I’d like to think I’m on the right track, but I’m still learning the ropes from a coaching point of view.

“My main driver is wanting to help achieve success for Yorkshire; I have no other ambition beyond that.

“I’ve got a young family and I’m settled here in Yorkshire, so that’s my only focus going into what I hope will be another successful season for the club.”

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