Andy Flower has refused to be drawn into speculation regarding the future of his position as England head coach following a disappointing Ashes series in Australia.

Australia have won back the Ashes, winning all three of the tests matches so far and are on course for a series whitewash.

Speaking at a press conference Flower said: "Obviously my role means that I have to plan ahead for the team side but personally I don't like looking too far ahead and quite frankly there are two Test matches left to play in this series and I want all my focus to be on those Test matches.

"I think that's the right thing to do for the England cricket team."

Since taking over in 2007 the Zimbabwean has guided England to three successive Ashes series wins and in 2011 becoming the world's best test cricket side.

England have won 15 test matches with Andy Flower at the helm, drawing three and losing the other eight.

Since winning back the Wisden trophy in 2009, Flower's England side went on a nine game unbeaten run that went into late 2011, before being beaten by Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

A series whitewash was last completed by Australia in 2006, which was one of the final matches of Duncan Fletcher's tenure as England head coach.

Following on from the Ashes series, England will compete in a one day series against Australia and the West Indies, ahead of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup.

After a rest the test squad will regroup for a two test series against Sri Lanka and a five test series against India in the summer.

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