Former Test captain Graham Gooch was appointed England's [ Images ] full-time batting coach on Saturday.
The 58-year-old, who scored 8,900 runs in 118 Tests for his country at an average of 42.58, has been working as a consultant batting coach for England since November 2009.
"I am delighted to be taking on the role on a full-time basis," Gooch told the England and Wales Cricket Board's website.
"I will now have the opportunity to spend a lot more time with the players and other coaches both in the build-up to series and during the series themselves."
Hugh Morris, England cricket's managing director, said the former opening batsman had a "huge amount to offer".
"Graham is an outstanding coach and is held in the highest regard by all those who work alongside him," added Morris.