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Cricket: Former Australia coach Arthur rules out England after taking rugby role

Published on Feb 14, 2014 4:45 PM

PERTH (AFP) - Dumped Australia cricket coach Mickey Arthur on Friday ruled out applying for the vacant England job after being appointed head of the Super 15 rugby team Western Force's development programme.

The South African, who was ousted just before the start of the Ashes series in England last year with two years left on his contract, said he was settled in Perth.

"That won't be me," he said when asked by reporters if he was interested in the England job, which has been free since Andy Flower quit last month after losing the Ashes 5-0 on a disastrous tour to Australia.

"I'm very happy with the mix I've got in my life at the moment," added Arthur, who has also coached the South African national team.

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