Michael Yardy, the former Sussex captain and England allrounder, is poised to return to English cricket with a coaching role at Kent.
Yardy, a member of England's victorious World T20 side in 2010, moved to Australia in July to to become batting coach at New South Wales.
Yardy, who originally gained selection for England as a batsman but took on an increasingly prominent role as spinner, has previously held coaching roles with Sussex and England Young Lions.
He is understood to have accepted the position of batting coach at Kent, who had previously been employing Jonathan Trott in the job.
George Dobell is a senior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo