MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Andy Flower says he'll tell the new England Cricket Board managing director when they meet this week that he wants to continue contributing as a national coach despite the Ashes series debacle in Australia.
England is in danger of being swept 5-0 in the Ashes for the second time in eight seasons after four comprehensive defeats ahead of the fifth test starting Friday in Sydney.
Flower says "Certainly I examine my role in the tour. I ask myself tough questions."
Flower, who has guided England to the top ranking at stages in the three formats, will meet ECB managing director Paul Downton in Sydney.
He says "We'll talk about the leadership of the national team with regards to the coaching position -- I'm very motivated to contribute to English cricket."