Really do not believe this is best appointment we could have made, but let us see whether it will deliver the necessary results. The appointment of new captain, overseas player(s) (for the season) and wicket-keeper are priorities. Will we lose top players?
Those with long memories may recall the early 1970's when Don Revie left Leeds United to manage England. Almost his last act was to recommend Jonny Giles, still a player, as his successor. He knew that Giles would retain the family feeling he had engendered. The board rejected his recommendation and went for a big name from outside the club. The subsequent total failure of Brian Clough is well documented.
Clearly Yorkshire have been keen to maintain the special relationship which exists among the players.They judge that Gale is the right man to foster this.
It is significant that a couple of weeks ago in an interview for the Yorkshire Post, Alex Lees made a public plea for Gale to remain as captain. While the interview reflected his personal views, I am sure that as one-day captain he would be well aware of the feeling of his playing colleagues.
One of our posters challenges Gale's 'acumen' but provides no evidence that he lacks it. How about 40 wins and 12 defeats under his leadership ? How about consecutive championship wins ? How about all the records broken by the side in 2015 ? How about maintaining a championship challenge right to the last day of the 2016 season, often without several key international players ? I reckon Gale showed plenty of acumen in juggling an ever changing eleven.
I wish Andrew Gale good luck in his new role and hope this forum attracts far more supporters than detractors.