World Twenty20 2014: Ashley Giles still wants England job
Ashley Giles says he still wants the job as England's new head coach despite a 45-run defeat by minnows Netherlands in the World Twenty20.
Set 134 to win, England were bowled out for 88 in Chittagong.
"I was convinced 24 hours ago I wanted to do the job and I'm still convinced I want to do the job," said Giles, 41.
“You have bad days at the office and I still believe I can do the job”
Limited-overs coach since 2012, he added: "Days like this are tough. I'm sure the players are hurting and it's certainly tough for me as a coach."
Giles has been tipped for that role, along with the likes of South African Gary Kirsten.
"I'm not sure that one performance has changed my mind," added Giles. "You have bad days at the office and I still believe I can do the job."
Previous England horror shows
- March 2011: Kevin O'Brien hits the fastest World Cup century as Ireland chase down 328 to stun England
- June 2009: Stuart Broad concedes an overthrow off the last ball as hosts England lose by four wickets at Lord's in the World Twenty20
- January 1997: Zimbabwe thrash Mike Atherton's England by 131 runs in a one-day international in Harare to complete a 3-0 whitewash
- August 1989: England were 4-0 down in the Ashes when a team of young hopefuls including Alec Stewart and Nasser Hussain crashed by three runs to a team of part-timers from the Netherlands in Amsterdam
Part of the England side that reclaimed the Ashes for the first time in 16 years in 2005, the former spinner admitted the loss to the Dutch was "embarrassing".
"Guys have to take individual responsibility to get the job done and we did not do that today," he said. "You have to use that word complacency, there can be nothing else for it."
Captain Stuart Broad said the result was down to "a lack of commitment and hunger in our shots".
He added: "We didn't deliver and it's hugely disappointing. No-one got going and no-one took responsibility.
"We said all the right things before the game, but we didn't deliver. There are no excuses. It was a relatively simple chase, but a shocking chase."
Broad acknowledged his team had "let the fans here and English cricket fans back home down", adding: "It's been a horrendous winter."
After the Ashes were surrendered 5-0, Australia won the subsequent 50-over and T20 series 4-1 and 3-0 respectively.
England then played West Indies in the Caribbean, winning the 50-over series 2-1 before losing the T20 series by the same margin.
The six-wicket win over Sri Lanka was England's only victory in four outings at the World T20.