They say that you should never go back but Peter Moores has done just that as he takes over the England coaching role for a second time.
Moores took control of England between 2007 and 2009 but was sacked due to a fall out with star player Kevin Pietersen. How times have changed, with Pietersen now on the scrap heap Moores is the one setting out on a new journey with England and hoping to finish the job he started back in 2007.
Whilst in charge of England in his first stint as coach Moores didn't have it all his own way though. He lost four of the seven Test series he was in charge of, winning just eight out of 22 Test matches. However, he has learnt a lot since his first stint in charge and will undoubtedly have gained in experience as a coach since his first spell.
Since departing from England in 2009 he took up the role as head coach at Lancashire where, in 2011, he led the county to their first outright Championship since 1934. His time away from international cricket has clearly done him no harm and has enabled him to enhance his coaching methods and discover exactly what kind of coach he is and what he wants to be.
Moores is very thorough in his preparation for games and his commitment never wavers, particularly with the players themselves who he devotes a lot of time to on an individual basis. The England players, who he decides to select, will greatly benefit from this.
So is the time right for Moores to return?
He will certainly enter a dressing room with a younger squad who are eager to impress. He will also have the rare luxury of time in order to build a squad from new and after such a disastrous winter the only way is up for Team England. If Moores was taking over a very successful and well-established squad then he could be facing a much more difficult task. It appears that the timing is right for him to come back into the England fold.
The ECB have decided that Moores will take charge of England in all forms of the game which has ended Ashley Giles' tenure in charge of England in the shorter format of the game. This should give England some consistency in selection and most of all continuity when they need it most. It may be harder work for Moores but it makes sense to have one person in charge of all formats of the game.
Clearly the other four coaches who were in the running for the top England job - Ashley Giles, Trevor Bayliss, Mike Newell and Mark Robinson - had their own attributes but Moores is very highly regarded in England and is viewed as one of the best coaches of his generation, if not the best. He is clearly an impressive individual but ultimately he will be judged by results on the pitch.
Now is the time for England supporters and players to back Peter Moores as he attempts to rebuild England after their winter shambles. It may take some time for Moores to build a side capable of once again challenging to be the World's best Test side but I am sure he will leave no stone unturned as he sets out on his ultimate challenge.
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