Alastair Cook believes that England's new head-coach Peter Moores has the potential and enthusiasm to take the team to new heights.
He has known him really well since Moores first came into the English setup in 2007. Now that they have got another opportunity to work together, the English skipper is eager to get going.
We get on really well,” Cook told ecb.co.uk.
“We did the first time and we’ve stayed in contact since he left the post in 2008. He’s a really good person and he’ll give his all to try and make England successful.
“As a person the energy he has and the enthusiasm he has for cricket, he loves cricket, and that will drive us forward.
“There’s no ego about him it’s just about trying to do the best for any side he’s coached and now it’s the England side.”
Gooch as we know won't be a part of the new English era. This was a decision that Cook says was really difficult to make as England's highest test runs scorer was a "childhood hero" of Chef. However he hopes to remain in touch with him.
“It was a tough call. The man is a legend and he will always be a legend,” he said.
“For me telling him it was an incredibly tough decision on a guy that is not only your hero but he’s now your friend.
“It’s been a tough week but the manner in which he’s handled it and the support he’s showed me means a lot.”
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