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Warwickshire a 'special club' for Farbrace

14th March 2019, 16:19 by Simon Barlow

Paul Farbrace insists he could not pass on the chance to become sport director at "special club" Warwickshire.

The former England assistant coach will oversee Warwickshire's men's senior squad as well as their women's sides and development programmes after stepping down from his ECB role this month.

"This is a special club," he told BBC WM. "It's a winning environment and who wouldn't want to be part of that?"

"It would've taken something very special to pull me away from England at this time, and this is it.

"Every time I've come here (Edgbaston) with England in the past few years, it just feels like such a great place to be."

The 51-year-old says he could not pass up the chance to take himself out of "a comfort zone".

"Normally in sport, you come into a job when things have perhaps not been going so well," he added.

"This is an opportunity to come into a set up where things have. You could stay in a bit of a comfort zone as an assistant coach. With this, you're doing something different.

"You're working with teams, you're working with individuals to test your experience and see if you have what it takes to do that.

"For me, that was something that really appealed in this very wide and varied role."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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