Marcus Trescothick in line to become England’s full-time batting coach… with former opener currently in South Africa ahead of ODI and T20 series
- Marcus Trescothick is on a shortlist of names for England’s next batting coach
- Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell, all ex-Test batsmen, are also considered in the frame
- Sportsmail understands Trescothick, who is in South Africa, is the favourite
- The ECB are also looking to fill the role of wicketkeeping coach with England
Marcus Trescothick is in line to become England’s next full-time batting coach as the ECB look to fill a number of senior backroom roles.
Despite having to make 62 job cuts as a result of the pandemic, the board have set aside funds for the batting, fast-bowling and spin-bowling roles.
The recent departure of Bruce French means the wicketkeeping position must also be filled.
Marcus Trescothick is one candidate to become England’s next full-time batting coach
Sportsmail understands that Trescothick — currently in South Africa helping England’s batsmen ahead of the first T20 international next Friday — is considered favourite for the job, which has been filled on a part-time basis since the sacking of Mark Ramprakash in March 2019.
Other candidates include Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell.
If Trescothick lands the role, it would signal his willingness to tour regularly again — after a stress-related illness brought a premature end to his international career in 2006.
Possible replacements for French include former England wicketkeeper James Foster, also in South Africa at the moment, Chris Read and Nic Pothas.
Former Test opener Trescothick is currently in South Africa ahead of the T20 and ODI series