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Dougie Brown among frontrunners for Netherlands post

Dougie Brown is a strong contender for the vacanat Netherlands role PA Photos

Dougie Brown has emerged as a front-runner for the Netherlands coaching role.

Brown, the former England and Scotland all-rounder, was sacked as Warwickshire's director of cricket at the end of the 2016 season despite the club lifting the Royal London One-Day Cup.

After protracted discussions with Lancashire over compensation, Ashley Giles returned to Warwickshire in the role.

Andy Moles, who has previously coached New Zealand, Afghanistan, Scotland, Kenya and Hong Kong, is also believed to be under consideration by Netherlands.

While Chris Adams has enjoyed coaching success with the Netherlands - they won WCL Div 2 and the World T20 qualifier (shared with Scotland) in 2015 - he is understood to be reluctant to relocate to Holland.

Adams will be in-charge for a tour to the United Arab Emirates in January in which the Netherlands will contest the Desert Twenty20I tournament, also involving Ireland, Scotland, UAE, Oman, Namibia and Hong Kong. They will then travel to Hong Kong for matches in the Intercontinental Cup and World Cricket League.

He assumed the role of interim coach when Anton Roux stood down from the position in August this year to work with the Otago Volts. Roux worked with Netherlands cricket for three years from 2013 and was part of memorable wins, including the ones over England in the 2009 and in World T20 2014.

Nottinghamshire, meanwhile, have also begun searching for a replacement for Wayne Noon as their assistant coach. Karl Krikken and Ben Smith are understood to be among those under consideration.