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Sunday 4 December 2016

Vaughan is right for job

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KEVIN PIETERSEN has thrown his support behind former team-mate Michael Vaughan as the right man to lead an overhaul of English cricket.

Ten years on from his career-defining captaincy in the 2005 Ashes, Vaughan is the hot favourite to be appointed as director of England cricket, a streamlined version of the managing director's job which was abolished with Paul Downton's sacking on Wednesday.

The 40-year-old has previously kept his distance from a formal role with the ECB, but has declared himself open to discussions about the new post.

"He (Vaughan) is close enough to the game to make changes which need to happen for the good of English cricket," Pietersen said.

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