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England's under-fire Bayliss to step down after 2019 Ashes

AFP  |  Sydney 

will step down after the next series in 2019, he announced today as the media slammed him over the 4-0 Test thrashing in Bayliss, who was appointed in 2015 to succeed the sacked Peter Moores, said it would be time for a fresh approach when his four-year contract comes to an end. "I'm contracted to September 2019 and that will see me out," the 55-year-old Australian told the "I've always felt that it's time for a change around that four-year mark.

A new voice and a different approach reinvigorates things." The broadcaster said Bayliss told director of of his plans a year ago, but had only now made it public. His contract takes him up to the end of the 2019 series, when also plans to call it quits. Since former Bayliss took over from Moores, England's Test have been mixed, losing 18 and winning 15. His announcement follows England's chastening 4-0 defeat, with recording four comprehensive wins -- including two innings victories and a 10-wicket triumph. British media criticised Bayliss after Monday's loss in the fifth and final Test in Sydney, with accusing him of being "laissez-faire". Among England's low-points, vice-captain was suspended before the tour pending an investigation into a nightclub brawl, and wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow drew controversy when he greeted Australia's with a headbutt in a Perth Bar. "The laissez-faire approach of Trevor Bayliss has spelled disaster in Australia," headlined the Daily Telegraph, which added: "Bayliss presided over a walloping that would bring the guillotine rolling through the streets in other big team " "have little chance of improving if they stick with Trevor Bayliss," said the Evening Standard, while the Independent asked: "What is the point of " His decision will trigger speculation about a successor as England's management open their review of the failed series. Former fast bowler Jason Gillespie, who was appointed as of in July, was seen as a strong candidate when Bayliss got the job in 2015. could also be tapped to step up to the top job. Bayliss' career with began with a 3-2 home victory in 2015, but they suffered their first ever Test defeat to in 2016 and were humbled 4-0 away by a year ago.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 14:40 IST