November 13, 2004

Bobby Simpson appointed Netherlands coach

Cricinfo staff

Bobby Simpson has been appointed the new coach of the Netherlands. Simpson, a former Australian captain and coach, will replace Emmerson Trotman, who had eight years in the role and helped the team to their first win in a World Cup.

The former Queensland opener and Netherlands batting coach, Peter Cantrell, has been overseeing the team in the interim after Trotman left the post.

Simpson, 68, coached Australia in the mid-1980s, and his tenure lasted a decade, during which time the team won the World Cup and regained both the Ashes and the Frank Worrell Trophy. He has also coached Leicestershire and Lancashire.