Peter Moores signs new two-year Lancashire contract

Peter Moores
Moores has signed a deal that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2014

Lancashire head coach Peter Moores has signed a new two-year extension to his contract at Old Trafford.

The 49-year-old former England coach last season helped guide the Red Rose to their first outright County Championship title since 1934.

"I am really pleased to commit to Lancashire in what is a very exciting time for the club," said Moores.

"Since arriving here the players and staff have been fantastic and I have enjoyed my time immensely," he added.

"I am looking forward to working with everyone at the club over the coming years to try and build on the success of last season."

Moores moved to Old Trafford in 2009, five weeks after he left his head coach post of the national team following a rift with then England captain Kevin Pietersen.

Before his time with the national side, he had coached Sussex to the first County Championship title in their history in 2003, having won promotion the previous year, a season in which they also finished top of the 40-over National League Division Two.

His achievements with Sussex eventually resulted in him being appointed director of the National Cricket Academy in 2005, before replacing Duncan Fletcher as national team coach.

Lancashire's cricket director Mike Watkinson said: "Since he's been at Old Trafford he has brought the very best out of a largely home grown squad which culminated in our first title in 77 years.

"I am delighted that we are able to continue with him heading our coaching team over the coming years."