Marcus Trescothick eyeing up future England head coach job

Trescothick also lamented the lack of English coaches at the top level


Marcus Trescothick has revealed his ambition to become England’s head coach in the future.

The former opening batter, who made 202 appearances for England, has been working as a batting coach with the national side since March 2021 after stepping down from his position as assistant coach at Somerset.

However, he knows he will have to first gain experience in both county and franchise cricket – a route he hopes more English coaches will be encouraged to take.

Speaking on the Vaughany and Tuffers Cricket Club podcast, Trescothick said: "I do have aspirations to be a head coach. I know I want to do it in county cricket, franchise cricket and potentially international cricket down the line.  


Marcus Trescothick played over 200 times for England in all formats [Mike Hewitt/Getty Images]

"At some point I will have to dip out of international cricket to get that experience, but as English coaches in general we have to get them out and broaden their horizons.

"If we look at all the big jobs in the world it is Australians, South Africans and Indians that are in those jobs and there are not many English guys taking up those roles."

Lamenting the lack of English coaches at the top level, he also took aim at The Hundred as a missed opportunity to provide a platform for homegrown coaches. In 2021, all eight men’s franchises were coached by overseas coaches.

"We need to improve and get better opportunities for English coaches," Trescothick said. "That has to start with our own competitions. James Foster is the first guy coming in this year of younger coaches. That is great. That is what I want to see – various English coaches doing Hundred jobs very soon."

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