England assistant coach Paul Farbrace will step down from his position after the tour of the West Indies to take up the role of Warwickshire’s sport director, Sky Sports report.
The 51-year-old has been a part of the national side for the past five years and has contributed heavily in England’s rise across all three formats.
The former Kent and Middlesex wicketkeeper was due to stay alongside head coach Trevor Bayliss until December when Bayliss will leave the national set-up.
However, following England’s limited overs series against the West Indies, Farbrace will take on the role at Warwickshire left by the current managing director of the England men’s team, Ashley Giles.
Talking to Sky Sports, Farbrace revealed his decision was the ‘hardest thing’ he has ever had to do.
It’s a huge wrench. It was definitely the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.
I found it hard telling one or two people yesterday and I couldn’t tell too many this morning.
Even now just thinking about it, it’s tough, because I’ve had the opportunity to do something I never dreamed I would come close to doing.
Farbrace has earned plenty of praise over the past five years, especially around the one-day squad, who currently sit at the top of the world rankings.