Gillespie rubbishes England talk to focus on his commitments at Tykes

Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie has rubbished speculation linking him with the vacant England coach job, insisting: “I have a job to do at Headingley.”

Australian Gillespie has been mentioned as a possible successor for Andy Flower, who resigned as England’s team director after the disastrous Ashes tour Down Under.

Gillespie has overseen a County Championship promotion and a first-ever Twenty20 Finals Day since taking over at Headingley in 2012, and led Yorkshire to second place in Division One last season.

“I am very flattered that anyone would think highly enough of me to suggest me as a candidate,” Gillespie said.

“But it is not an idea I am entertaining. I still have a lot to learn in my current role at Yorkshire, and I feel like there is some unfinished business.

“I am approaching my third season in charge now, and it has been an honour to serve this club. They put a lot of faith in me by appointing me, so it is time to repay that and hopefully win a trophy or two in the meantime.”

Yorkshire star Joe Root, meanwhile, will discover today whether he has made the England squad for the Twenty20 tour of the West Indies ahead of the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.