From being linked with Paul Farbrace and Brad Hodge to the current County Championship skipper, this potential appointment is more than underwhelming. I hope this is a false report from an odious newspaper.I'm comfortable with this but, personally, would have looked to Australia for our new man. We've always been rewarded when looking outwards (Clarke and Gillespie) and internal appointments (Illy, Moxon and SO) have never really taken us forwards.
Do we assume JG steps down as captain? Steps down as player?
If so, given for the entire 2017 season with the amount of international cricket being played, we'll have Lees, Lyth, Leaning and probably Ballance. The batting looks light. We'll need reinforcements.
There is no logic in appointing Gale based on continuity when Moxon can assist with any transitional period. Moxon might as well return to running 1st team affairs and a bowling coach is appointed as replacement for JG.
Surely of the 20 candidates considered, one of them has white ball credentials and is something Yorkshire need for a number of reasons. Not only to crack the Twenty20 and 50 over competitions, but to increase domestic attendances (especially Twenty20) when Headingley's international future looks uncertain.