World Twenty20: Ashley Giles still wants England job after Dutch defeat
World Twenty20: Ashley Giles still wants to be England's new head coach despite a shock 45-run loss to Netherlands
Ashley Giles has reiterated his desire to be England’s new head coach despite their humiliating loss to Netherlands in their final World Twenty20 outing.
England limped to a pitiful 88 all out after the Dutch had set the 2010 winners an attainable target of 134, with Ravi Bopara top-scoring with a brief knock of 18.
I’m sure the players are hurting and it’s certainly tough for me as a coach
Giles’s men were already out of the competition following their loss to South Africa last weekend, with England’s terrible form across all formats continuing.
However, the 41-year-old is still hungry to succeed Andy Flower and usher in a new era for England cricket despite the shock 45-run loss to one of cricket’s minnows.
“I was convinced 24 hours ago I wanted to do the job and I’m still convinced I want to do the job,” said Giles.
He added: “Days like this are tough. I’m sure the players are hurting and it’s certainly tough for me as a coach.”
Meanwhile, England T20 captain Stuart Broad admitted England had let their supporters down in Bangladesh following one victory and three defeats.
“We didn’t deliver and it’s hugely disappointing. No-one got going and no-one took responsibility.
“We said all the right things before the game, but we didn’t deliver. There are no excuses. It was a relatively simple chase, but a shocking chase.”