Calcutta: Graham Gooch has been appointed England batting coach on a full-time basis, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed in a media statement, on Saturday.
Gooch, 58, had been a consultant batting coach with England since November 2009 and will start the permanent role on March 5 when his team begin their preparations for the Test series against Sri Lanka.
I am delighted to be taking on the role of England batting coach on a full-time basis, former England batsman Gooch said. I will now have the opportunity to spend a lot more time with the players and other coaches both in the build-up to series and during the series themselves.
Graham Thorpe will continue in his role as ECB lead batting coach, which involves working with batsmen on the England performance programme and those selected for England Lions.