County News - Gloucestershire January 18, 2005

Alleyne signs four-year deal as Gloucestershire coach

Cricinfo staff

Mark Alleyne with the 2004 C&G Trophy © ECB-Getty
Gloucestershire have appointed Mark Alleyne as their coach on a four-year contract. He was player/coach in 2004 when they won the C&G Trophy for the fourth time in six years.

Alleyne, 36, retired at the end of the summer after an 18-year playing career with the county, during which time he also represented England in 10 one-day internationals. "I am glad to have the opportunity to try to maintain the recent momentum," he said, "I look forward to developing the club yet further."

Tom Richardson, Gloucestershire's chief executive, was also happy with the deal: "It is important for our longer-term aspirations that we have key people in place and we are delighted that Mark Alleyne has committed himself to the club in this way. A number of senior players have made longer-term commitments to the club and it is excellent news that we will have someone of Mark's quality leading them."