Radford is new county coach
GLAMORGAN have unveiled Welshman Toby Radford as their new coach.
The Welsh county have opted for the former West Indies assistant coach as the man to replace head of elite performance Matthew Mott, who has returned home to Australia after three years in the hot seat.
The 41-year-old, who is born in Caerphilly, has also had a spell at Middlesex, where he worked with the likes of England Test stars Andrew Strauss and Stephen Finn.
The choice of the unheralded Radford will be a surprise to many, who thought that home-grown coaches Robert Croft and Steve Watkin would be prime candidates.
Hugh Morris, who begins his role as Glamorgan chief executive in the New Year said: "I am delighted Toby has agreed to join Glamorgan as our new head coach.
"In recent years Toby has built a strong reputation as one of the most talented young cricket coaches in England and Wales, and his experience of managing and developing some world class cricketers will be a great asset to our club.
"He is a proud Welshman and is looking forward to working with our current players and nurturing local talent for the future."
Radford added: "I am honoured to have been offered this position and look forward to working with Hugh Morris and the playing and coaching staff of Glamorgan in bringing success back to the county I supported as a youngster.
"It was great to see the team reaching a Lord's final at the end of the season, and I believe we have a wonderful opportunity of building on this success and developing a team of which the Welsh nation can be proud."
The Evening Post revealed in August that Radford was in line for the position.
Radford also worked alongside Morris at the ECB.