England coach targeted after World Cup December 24, 2006

Glamorgan want Fletcher back

Cricinfo staff

Glamorgan are reportedly trying to lure Duncan Fletcher back to Cardiff when his existing contract with the ECB expires after the World Cup.

Fletcher is generally thought to be unlikely to extend his time as England coach, especially given the criticism leveled at him during the Ashes tour, and Glamorgan are rumoured to want him to return to the county where he enjoyed such success before leaving in 1999.

A club spokesman was quoted in the Sunday Mirror saying: "Bringing Duncan back at some stage has always been top of our agenda. He turned around the county's fortunes in the mid-1990s and we see him as the perfect man to get the county out of the doldrums once again."

The one obstacle could be the county's finances which are believed to be under severe pressure due to the cost of redeveloping the Sophia Gardens ground in preparation for it staging Test cricket in 2009.