“Peter has a great reputation around the world as an outstanding coach and he will return to the role as England head coach with a great deal more experience and understanding of the challenges that the role presents,” said England managing director Paul Downton. “”There is no doubt that he is the leading English coach of his generation and I believe that this is his time.

“I was hugely impressed by his vision for the future of the England team and I am looking forward to working with him in the years to come.”

Moores succeeds Andy Flower, who stepped down in February after a 5-0 Ashes defeat by Australia.

The 51-year-old returns after previously leading the national team between 2007 and 2009.

He had been head coach at Lancashire, who won the 2011 County Championship title.

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