Wednesday 11 February 2009 

Peter Moores Named As New Lancashire Coach

Lancashire have announced that Peter Moores has been appointed as their new head coach and the former England coach has signed a three-year deal at Old Trafford.

46-year-old Macclesfield-born Moores was sacked as England coach in January after a rift with his captain Kevin Pietersen that also saw Pietersen resign.

Previous to working with England, Moores guided Sussex to the County Championship for the first time in their history in 2003 and then worked with the national Academy.

Director of Cricket Mike Watkinson said: “I’m delighted Peter is joining our cricket management team in this important role.  I have known him for many years, initially as a player, then in his various coaching roles, and he has the quality and experience to take the First Team squad forward.

“We share many values and beliefs, and I’m looking forward to working closely along side him to further improve the performance of the professional squad.”

Moores added: “I feel very excited and privileged to be given the opportunity to work for the county I grew up supporting, and look forward to meeting the players and working alongside Mike Watkinson to bring success to the club.”

“Coming from the North West and having attended matches at Old Trafford during my youth, I understand the proud history of the club and how passionate the supporters are. If I was to think about any other job to take after leaving England it would have been the Lancashire job, and I can’t wait to get stuck in.”

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