London, Oct 23 (IANS/CMC): The Assistant coach of the West Indies cricket team, Toby Radford, has been named as the new head coach of English county side Glamorgan.
Radford, 41, also a former Middlesex and Sussex batsman, will take over from Matthew Mott following a season where Glamorgan reached the final of the Yorkshire Bank 40 (YB40), reports CMC.
"It was great to see the team reaching a Lord's final at the end of the season," said Radford.
“I believe we have a wonderful opportunity of building on this success and developing a team of which the Welsh nation can be proud."
In 2010, Radford moved to the Caribbean to take up a post at the newly formed High Performance Centre in Barbados from where he became involved with the main West Indies squad firstly as a batting coach and then Ottis Gibson's assistant.
Gibson, himself, had been linked with the Glamorgan role but the WICB made it clear last week that they had not been aware of his interest.
Radford will join Hugh Morris, the outgoing managing director of England cricket who has returned to his former county as chief executive, as part of a new management team at Glamorgan and is set to begin Nov 1.
"I am honoured to have been offered this position and look forward to working with chief executive and director of cricket Hugh Morris, and the playing and coaching staff of Glamorgan in bringing success back to the county I supported as a youngster," said Radford whose playing career has been limited to 14 first-class matches.