Eoin Morgan, the former captain of the 2019 Men's ODI World Cup-winning England cricket team, has dismissed rumors of him potentially coaching the England white-ball cricket team. These speculations emerged as the current coach, Matthew Mott, is facing pressure due to England's poor performance in recent matches, with the team at the bottom of the points table and their qualification for the 2025 Champions Trophy in jeopardy.
Morgan expressed that the idea of him coaching England is "far-fetched" and clarified his commitment to his current pursuits. He mentioned his contentment with spending time at home with his young family and watching the team play from the sidelines.
The former left-handed batter also emphasized the importance of giving coaches like Mott time to address the team's performance issues, considering England's strong track record in past World Cup editions. He believes that Mott is facing a significant challenge in his England coaching career and should be given the opportunity to make improvements.
England is set to play against arch-rivals Australia in the 2023 Men's ODI World Cup at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The team's performance in this tournament will be closely watched, and the qualification for the Champions Trophy will be a critical factor that influences the coaching staff's future.