Following the appointment of Rob Key as managing director of men’s cricket, the ECB opted to split the coaching roles. Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum was unanimously appointed as the head coach of the Test team last week after impressing the interview panel comprising Key, Andrew Strauss (ECB consultant) and Tom Harrison (ECB chief executive officer). In the case of the white-ball head coach job, it is learned the panel also consulted England captain Eoin Morgan.
When it comes to coaching in men’s cricket Mott, a wicketkeeper-batter for Queensland, has been the head coach roles at New South Wales and Glamorgan along with a few short stints with Australia A. In 2009, Mott was also an assistant coach for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL. During the women’s World Cup Mott was also mentioned as one of the contenders to replace Justin Langer as Australian men’s head coach. However, at the time Mott pointed out he was keen to stick to the leading the women’s team.
“As a coach, you have to look at the next pathway … there will always be that ‘what’s next?,” Mott told AAP. “But I’m thoroughly enjoying what I’m doing at the moment. I don’t feel the need to rush off anywhere else. A lot of people think it’s a step up to go into the men’s program. I think it’s just a step across.
“I’ve been involved with Australia A men’s program a couple of times. I’ve enjoyed my work in there.”