Ex-England assistant coach back at home county May 8, 2007

Maynard to return to Glamorgan in 2008

Cricinfo staff

Matthew Maynard will return to Glamorgan next year after some time off © Getty Images

Matthew Maynard, who was axed as England's assistant coach on Sunday, has been offered a role at his home county, Glamorgan. He will return to Sophia Gardens in 2008, where he will be the director of cricket - but not until next season.

Maynard, who scored 22764 first-class runs in his 20 years with the club, plans to have a rest this summer and spend some time with his family, although he has been linked to a role with India's academy.

Glamorgan chairman Paul Russell told The Western Mail newspaper, "It is no coincidence that we have not replaced John Derrick [as director of cricket] and I believe Matthew would bring a lot to that role."

Maynard will not give up his dream of becoming England coach, and working alongside Adrian Shaw, Glamorgan's coach, next season will give him the chance to have county experience which is another route to the top role.