Mark Robinson has been appointed as head coach for the England lions’ tour to Sri Lanka from January 27 to March 2 but already has his sights set higher.
The current Sussex manager expressed his delight at being appointed head coach by saying “It’s an honor to go on the tour and an exciting prospect.”
However the ambitious coach spoke of his desire to one day land the top job as England manager when he said, “it is good experience for everybody involved. That’s for the players who want to become England players and for myself who wants one day to be the full England coach.”
The omens are good for Robinson, after his Sussex predecessor Peter Moores was appointed coach of the senior side, and there is no reason to believe Robinson could not emulate that achievement.
It is obvious that Robinson is a man for which England have high hopes after he was previously given the responsibility to take the under 19 team to the cricket world cup in 2010, and his recent appointment seems to just be the next phase of his development.
The tour of Sri Lanka includes three four-day Tests against Sri Lanka A, although the full schedule has yet to be confirmed, but regardless of the outcome, Mark Robinson is a man to watch out for.