April 20, 2014

England cricket

Moores' dignity helped him

The return of Peter Moores for a second spell as England coach was aided, in no small, by his dignified reaction to what happened five years in the wake of his sacking, says Vic Marks in the Guardian. He just moved on and found a new job.

If Moores had flounced off in an outspoken huff when he was sacked quite spectacularly alongside Kevin Pietersen in January 2009, then he would not be the England coach today. Instead he departed with lips sealed and dignity intact before taking up his post at Old Trafford. That was in character, but now it also seems a very sound career move.

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