Peter Moores has been appointed as Nottinghamshire's head coach, as the club aims to bounce back from a disappointing 2016 season.
Moores, who was signed as a coaching consultant at Trent Bridge in July 2015, has been handed a three-year deal and takes over the day-to-day running of the first team from Mick Newell, who will continue to oversee the club's wider fortunes as director of cricket.
In addition to his two spells as England head coach, from 2007 to 2009 and again from 2014 to 2015, Moores took charge of the ECB's National Academy Director for a two-year period from April 2005 and is a two-times winner of the County Championship, with Sussex in 2003 and with Lancashire in 2011.
"To be offered the chance to become Head Coach of a Club like Notts, at a venue as special as Trent Bridge, is a terrific honour," said Moores.
"Working with cricketers one-to-one for the last year has been an ideal way to get me back in to county cricket, and it means I already know this group of players very well, which will give me a head start in some ways.
"The passion for being a head coach again is there and the club has the ambition to be competing for trophies across all three formats of the game, so it's a fantastic opportunity."
The appointment comes at a perilous moment for Nottinghamshire, who look doomed to relegation from the top tier of the County Championship. However, with Yorkshire on the look-out for a new director of cricket following confirmation of Jason Gillespie's impending return to Australia, the club has moved quickly to retain the services of a man whose coaching abilities are held in high esteem on the county circuit. Newell, who has been in charge of Nottinghamshire's first XI since 2002, guided the county to two Championship titles in 2005 and 2010, but has accepted the time is right to step back from club's day-to-day running.
"Having a director of cricket and head coach working in partnership is something that's happening a lot in county cricket, and we feel the time is now right to introduce it at Notts," said Newell.
"Peter will run the professional squad his way, he'll pick the team and we'll now work closely together in reviewing everything we do in relation to our playing and coaching, to ensure that we're ready to bounce back strongly from what's been a disappointing season.
"It's also vitally important that we work on our player pathway, ensuring that we're doing everything right to develop our professional and international players of the future."
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