Nixon in talks with Leics about batting coach job

Leicestershire are in talks with their former wicketkeeper Paul Nixon about a permanent role as batting coach at Grace Road.

The former England one-day international announced his retirement in August and spent the final weeks of the season assisting the county’s head coach Phil Whitticase.

Nixon is keen to move into coaching on a regular basis and has also applied for the vacant head coach at Kent as well as talking to Surrey about a possible batting coach job at the Oval.

Leicestershire have already held talks with Nixon about keeping him at Grace Road and he is now mulling over their offer.

“The club has made me an offer,” Nixon said. “I’ve told them where I stand, what I would like to achieve and where I see the club.

“I’ve always enjoyed the challenge outside cricket and the club are keen for me to help them commercially. As a family we now have to look at that and see where it fits in with our lives.”

Nixon is also considering involvement in a travel company founded by former Leicester Tigers and England rugby stars Austin Healey and Will Greenwood.

“That is a fantastic organisation, so it is all good,” Nixon said. “But now is the time for us to sit down as a family and find out where we want to be, what we want to do. It is going to be interesting – there are some big decisions to make.

“I know I went to Kent for a few seasons but Leicester has always been my home. I would like it to work with Leicestershire. Things have to be right for me to make the commitment. There are a lot of things to go in the mix.”

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