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Warne tells Twitter fans: Will think about coaching England

February 03, 2014 13:43 IST

Australian bowling legend Shane Warne, has offered to think about reviving England’s fortunes as next coach.

On Monday, Warne took to Twitter in answer to calls for him to apply for the role.

Shane Warne"To my English followers, I'm flattered that you would like me to consider the England job," Warne tweeted.

"All I can say is -- I will think about it!!!"

But Warne would complicate matters if he is to seriously mull on the offer.

The 44-year-old, at the end of January, was named as spin consultant ahead of Australia's World Twenty20 campaign starting in Bangladesh in March.

Cricket Australia said Warne would support head coach Darren Lehmann, providing specialist training for the squad's spinners.

Warne later made it clear Australia remained his number one concern.

"Re Eng job, I know it's created a bit of interest hahaha," he wrote.

"I'm flattered to be considered, but my priorities, as always, are with the Aussies."

The England job has been vacant since Andy Flower quit a week ago after losing the Ashes 5-0 on a disastrous tour Down Under.

Melbourne's Herald Sun urged Warne to think again about his offer.

"You should be dismissing hare-brained ideas like that without a second thought," it said on its website.

"Surely you wouldn't coach the Poms mate??" tweeted former batsman and colleague Michael Slater.

England's One-day coach Ashley Giles is among the favourites to take over from Flower.