Interim England manager Paul Collingwood is interested in a more permanent role.

Interim England men’s coach Paul Collingwood says he would be interested in a more permanent role with the team.

Collingwood in charge of test series against West Indies after Chris Silverwood is gone after England’s 4–0 defeat by Australia.

He believes the team is already in a “better, stronger position” under his leadership.

“I’ve always enjoyed working with England and as long as I can make a difference I’ll be happy,” he told BBC Sport.

“It depends on what kind of work will be offered. We don’t know until the managing director comes along. We’ll have to wait and see.”

As well as Silverwood, cricket director Ashley Giles and assistant coach Graham Thorpe. also retired after losing in the Ashes series.

Sir Andrew Strauss temporarily took over from Giles, with the former captain appointing Collingwood to compete in the Three-Test series in the Caribbean.

The first two Tests ended in almost identical draws, with the West Indies losing the final two sessions on the fifth day – in both matches – to deny England a win and extend their winless streak to seven Test matches.

Despite missing out on a win, Collingwood says he’s seen signs of improvement as they prepare for the final Test in Grenada starting Thursday.

“The goal for me as a temporary player was to get past the team after this series in a better, stronger place. And you already see it, ”said the former station wagon.

“They have more responsibility, more voice, and they enjoy it.

“When you get an answer and see the attitude of the boys, you get inspired. All you want to do is change the situation.

“Hopefully, we will achieve a result in the last game. We are here to win. But if you measure results by effort, it won’t get any better.”

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