Flower to stay on as England coach

• 'This will be a new start and so it should be' after whitewash
• 'We will look at playing personnel and support staff' in review

Andy Flower confirmed he would continue as England's team director but warned "more pain" was in prospect as the team was revamped following their Ashes whitewash by Australia.

Flower told a news conference he was angry following the 5-0 Test series defeat. "I'm glad Alastair [Cook] is as well. So he should be. This has been a bad loss for the England cricket side and as part of our review we'll be looking at playing personnel and support staff and making sure we've got the right people on board for the future.

"We have had a lot of good times. This was not a good time for any of us involved with the England cricket team. I like to feel pride about the way we go about things. I don't feel pride in the way we played this Test series.

"This will be a new start and so it should be. It does feel like the end of some type of era and there will be some sort of new start for the England cricket side and we might have to take a little more pain before we have sustained success again," said Flower.

"I'm proud of my involvement with England cricket and I'm very proud of the results over the how many years we've all been working together.

"I think it's important that we review this logically and learn from some of the mistakes we've made and ensure that we get English cricket moving in the right direction again.

"We've got a little time to think about what we're going to do with the Test side." © 2014 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds

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