5 Sep 2008

Ford says he's not interested in NZ Cricket job

2:26 pm on 5 September 2008

Kent's director of cricket, Graham Ford, has dismissed speculation linking him with the post of New Zealand coach.

Ford has told a British newspaper that he expressed interest when New Zealand toured England earlier this year but says there has been no contact since.

Ford says he's enjoying his time in English County cricket.

Ford took over as South Africa's coach after the late Bob Woolmer stepped down in 1999 and was in charge till June 2002.

He was offered the post of Sri Lanka coach in 2003 and India coach in 2007 but turned down both opportunities.

The New Zealand coaching job is available as the incumbent, John Bracewell, will take over as Gloucestershire's head coach next year.

Ford along with New South Wales coach Mathew Mott had been linked with the post.