It could be Australian, Shane Wayne, who gets the Southampton coach position for The Hundred, the 100-ball cricket tournament in England and Wales. He is the leading candidate among other high-profile names.
In the running is former Australia head coach and Yorkshire favorite, Darren Lehmann. Then it could be Trevor Bayless who is stepping down as England head coach in September. But Warne is a front runner in spite of a lack of coaching history.
He does have a track record, however. He coached and mentored the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. He has links to Hampshire Country Cricket Club as a player where he captained for four seasons. In fact, a stand at the grounds is named after him.
Under consideration is Jason Gillespie whose credits include taking the Adelaide Strikers to a win in 2017-18 to win the Big Bash League. He is currently head coach of Sussex, the second county on the board. But this may not be the end of the contenders.
Meanwhile, the Cardiff club in Wales have their eyes on Gary Kirsten, a former India and South Africa head coach. As for the Nottingham team, Stephen Fleming is under consideration. He is a former New Zealander who captained at Trent Bridge stadium and is now on the Twenty20 circuit.
In other news, Peter Moores of Nottingham fame is the leading head English cricket coach. He may head to another post if a Trent Bridge role is not in his future due to objections from the teams from Leicestershire and Derbyshire.
It is an exciting time for cricket fans as The Hundred is due to last five weeks with coaching salaries rumored to top £80,000. The role of the English candidates is still in question. Some may end up with assistant jobs.