Matthew Maynard takes over Glamorgan coaching

Matthew Maynard's coaching experience includes England assistant, Somerset, Nashua Titans and St Lucia Zouks
Matthew Maynard's coaching experience includes England assistant, Somerset, Nashua Titans and St Lucia Zouks

Former Glamorgan captain and head coach Matthew Maynard will take temporary charge of the county's winter training.

The 52-year-old told BBC Sport Wales he would not rule out applying for a second spell in the head coach role.

Maynard rejoined the Welsh side in November 2017 as a consultant batting coach and steps up as interim coach following the departure of former head coach Robert Croft in October.

Maynard does not intend to apply for the new director of cricket job.

"It would be a little bit too much administration and not enough contact time with players, which I get most satisfaction out of," said Maynard.

"At the moment I can't say whether I'm going to go for the head coach job, it's a change of lifestyle from what I've been doing with the consultancy, which I've thoroughly enjoyed.

"Until the new director of cricket is in situ, since that's got to be a very strong relationship between the head coach and director of cricket, it's virtually impossible to say whether I would go for the head coach job."

Croft's departure came after Glamorgan finished bottom of the County Championship in 2018 and failed to reach the knock-out stages of the T20 Blast.

The club are currently advertising for the new director of cricket, who is expected to be appointed in December.

The new man will then help chief executive Morris recruit Croft's replacement as head coach.

Maynard spent 20 years on the county's playing staff, leading them to the 1997 Championship title, and was in charge of the playing squad from 2008 to 2010 before a reshuffle.

He has also been England assistant coach, spent three years as director of cricket at Somerset, as well as taking South African side Nashua Titans to four-day and T20 titles, and running St Lucia Zouks in the Caribbean T20 competition.

Maynard added: "I'm just putting things in place for the winter, there'll be a big focus on fielding prior to Christmas, then batting, bowling and continuing the fielding in the New Year for those back home.

"I'm a plug at the moment! If you look too far in the distance, it can get a bit cloudy and you forget about what you're meant to do in the present."

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