Kumar Sangakkara is one possibility for the position as Cricket Ireland Head Coach, with the Sri Lankan open minded about his future career after his retirement.

The 39 year-old has retired from international cricket but has continued to play for Surrey this season.

The Sri Lankan legend has no shortage of offers from the media and also various coaching roles.

His lack of experience would count against him, but his articulate views have won him many admirers.

One high profile candidate who won't be applying is Jason Gillespie who although interested initially, has decided to remain in Australia, having moved his family back there from England when he left Yorkshire.

Others who names have been linked include Mark Boucher, Graham Ford, Chris Rogers, Trent Johnston, Bobby Rao, and former coach Phil Simmons.