BREAKING: Shaw Resigns – England To Appoint Head Coach Instead

The ECB have announced that England Women’s Head of Performance and Chief Selector Paul Shaw is stepping down from his post and that his role will be replaced by a more traditional “Head Coach”.

Shaw will remain in-place for the remainder of this year, but England are hoping to have made a new appointment by the time they head to South Africa in February.

In her official statement Clare Connor paid tribute Shaw’s contribution; but reading between the lines, she basically acknowledges that with his age-group/ academy background he didn’t have the necessary experience to continue to take the team forward, suggesting that a key criteria for his replacement is someone who has already actually played and/ or coached the game at the very highest levels:

“The decision to move back to a more traditional coaching structure, led by one overarching head coach, ideally with first class or international playing or coaching experience, is what we believe is now needed to take the players to the next level in their development as professional cricketers.”

3 thoughts on “BREAKING: Shaw Resigns – England To Appoint Head Coach Instead

  1. Very interesting. Overall this is probably for the best, certainly in terms of the structure. Will the head coach be the sole selector, or will that go back to a panel? I wonder who they will appoint, there’s bound to be some speculation as we move into 2016 and get nearer the time of the SA tour.


  2. A good man but a victim of high level of politics. When some senior non-performing players should be removed, he is easy scapegoat. Very difficult for England in T20 tournament next year unless strong decisions are made at the top starting with captain.


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