England are planning to appoint one new head coach along with two assistants who will be given extra responsibility for the Test and one-day sides when Trevor Bayliss leaves after the Ashes.
England's current assistant, Paul Farbrace, has recently announced he will leave England after their tour in the Caribbean and join Warwickshire.
This news, coupled with Bayliss departing after the summer, has focused England's attention on what their succession plan is to be and what sort of set up they will look to have.
New team director, Ashley Giles, is opposed to the split coaching format that failed when he took control of the one-day side and Andy Flower was in charge of the Test team.
The format being suggested appears to be the preferred route and is what England believe will get them the best results across red ball and white ball cricket.
According to the Daily Mail, it looks highly likely that current England bowling coach, Chris Silverwood, is set to be the Test assistant after guiding Essex to a successful County Championship win in 2017.
Paul Collingwood looks most likely to join him as the assistant to England's one-day team after flying to the West Indies to essentially fulfil that role now.
Collingwood is also favourite to take over Farbrace's job for the summer.
Candidates for the main job, outside Silverwood and Collingwood, include South Africa coach, Ottis Gibson. Gibson has previous international experience with the West Indies and has also been part of the England set-up before when he worked as a bowling coach in two separate stints.
Mickey Arthur, who is currently coaching Pakistan, is another who will be on the ECB's shortlist as will Tom Moody.
Moody has come close to coaching England twice before and there is a strong possibility England may eventually get their man.News Now - Sport News