Glamorgan job will attract raft of candidates, says Matthew Mott

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Matthew Mott says his job as Glamorgan's head of elite performance will attract a wealth of candidates.

He will leave his post as Glamorgan's head of elite performance at the end of the 2013 season.

Mott, 39, replaced former coach Matthew Maynard at the helm at the Swalec Stadium.

"There are some outstanding candidates within and I am sure the job will attract a lot of people from outside as well," said Mott.

"I think the club will have some tough decisions to make because there will be some very worthy candidates.

"It is a Test ground, a fantastic facility and you get all the support you need.

"So I think it will be an attractive option for whoever wants to take it over."

Ex-Glamorgan batsman Tony Cottey has urged the Welsh county to put ex-Glamorgan and England spin bowler in charge.

Former New South Wales coach Mott joined Glamorgan in January 2011 and was appointed Glamorgan's head of elite performance in February 2012.

Mott, who informed chief executive Alan Hamer earlier this month of his decision to return to Australia, will continue to remain in charge of the first team until the end of the season.

The Welsh county have failed to challenge for trophies in the past two seasons.

Glamorgan have won just one of their 11 Division Two County Championship games this season, although the weather has contributed to six stalemates.

They had been challenging in the Twenty20 after a fine start to the campaign, but Glamorgan's form tailed away.

Glamorgan needed to beat visitors Gloucestershire in Cardiff to claim a quarter-final spot, only to lose by nine wickets to a side that was bottom of the table.

The Welsh county are still in contention in the Yorkshire Bank40, lying third in Group C, but saw their hopes again dented by

Glamorgan now have to win their last two games to stand any chance of qualification to the knock-out stage.

"I know the club are talking about advertising the position at the end of the year," said Mott.

"I am sure it will attract a lot of good candidates because it is a fantastic place to be involved

"Cardiff is a great spot, with a great ground.... there is a lot to look forward to for this club."

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