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England coach Chris Silverwood sacked after Ashes humiliation and has only ONE win in last 14 checks

CHRIS SILVERWOOD was fired for insulting British Ashes.

Silverwood head coach was evicted 24 hours after chief executive Ashley Giles following Lost to Australia 4-0.

England head coach Chris Silverwood accompanied Ashley Giles after the series battered Australia 4-0

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England head coach Chris Silverwood accompanied Ashley Giles after the series battered Australia 4-0Credit: PA
Chief executive Ashley Giles paid the price for Britain's catastrophic failure

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Chief executive Ashley Giles paid the price for Britain’s catastrophic failureCredit: PA

Andrew Strauss replaces Giles on an interim basis and an interim coach will be appointed for the West Indies tour in March.

The management became clear after a report on the Aussie tour was submitted to the Cricket and UK Council last week.

“Throughout his time in this role, Chris has dedicated everything to make it successful,” said ECB CEO Tom Harrison.

“Under Chris, the British men’s white shirt teams have been ranked first and second in the world.

“He has led the Test team to a number of series wins – including in South Africa and Sri Lanka.

“He has led England with great resilience through a challenging period and he deserves our sincere thanks and gratitude.”

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England just won ONE Their 14 previous test and batting coach Graham Thorpe could be expelled next.

Silverwood also oversaw an off-field scandal amid claims of a drinking culture in tour and fitness doubts for some Down Under players.

But he showed his gratitude towards the Test captain Joe Root and white ball captain Eoin Morgan.

Silverwood, 46, who was appointed in 2019, said: “It is an honor and I am extremely proud to be working alongside our players and staff.

“I want to thank them all for the hard work and commitment they have given me and wish them all the best.

“The last two years have been very demanding but I really enjoyed my time with the team and working with Rooty and Morgs.

“Now I look forward to spending quality time at home with my family.”

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