England assistant Paul Farbrace has turned down the opportunity to become Bangladesh’s new head coach, Press Association Sport understands.
Farbrace joined England’s coaching staff four years ago as number two, first to Peter Moores and then Trevor Bayliss, and has been credited with playing a major role in their white-ball resurgence.
The 50-year-old has decided, for the time being, to remain with England after being offered the chance to become the long-term successor to Chandika Hathurusingha, with former West Indies paceman Courtney Walsh currently the interim Bangladesh coach.
Hathurusingha resigned from his position with the Tigers in November last year and became Sri Lanka head coach – a role filled by Farbrace from December 2013 to April 2014 – the following month.
Farbrace left Sri Lanka for England and following Moores’ departure shortly after the dismal 2015 World Cup campaign, the former Kent and Middlesex wicketkeeper was placed in charge on a temporary basis.
England’s one-day international fortunes improved dramatically under his watch as Eoin Morgan’s side prevailed in a gripping five-match series against New Zealand before Bayliss took the reins.
England have won 10 of the 13 bilateral series they have played since then and are among the favourites to go all the way in next year’s World Cup on home soil.