Calcutta: Former India and South Africa coach Gary Kirsten is not interested in taking up the role of England’s team director and had distanced himself from the job.
The 46-year-old former Proteas opener, who had guided India to World Cup victory and No 1 ranking in Test cricket, is the third favourite in the list of bookies to replace Andy Flower.
Kirsten will be seen as the chief coach of Delhi DareDevils in the upcoming IPL season.
According to ESPN Cricinfo, Kirsten has said that he is not interested even if he is offered the job.
Despite leading South Africa to No. 1 in the world Test rankings, Kirsten cited the amount of time spent away from home as the reason for quitting and said the same reason prevents him from returning to international cricket.
“I suppose it is flattering that people are thinking about me,” Kirsten was quoted as saying. “As far as I am concerned, my sentiments have not changed.”