John Mooney has once again teamed up with his former playing coach Phil Simmons, who last month took over the reins of the West Indies for the second time.

The 37 year-old forged a successful partnership with Simmons during their time together with Afghanistan, and Mooney was delighted to answer the call when the West Indies needed a fielding coach.

"I grew up supporting the West Indies and to be working for them is surreal," Mooney told CricketEurope."

"I almost have to pinch myself everyday when I'm putting on my kit!"

Mooney found opportunities with Ireland limited following his playing retirement in 2015 but got on the coaching ladder with Denmark, thanks to his former team-mate Jeremy Bray. 

It was with Afghanistan though that Mooney secured a full-time role thanks to Simmons, and he acknowledges the support given to him by the T20 World Cup winning coach.

"Simmo has been so good to me over the years and if there is anything I can do to help him I will," said Mooney, speaking after West Indies secured their first ODI series win in five years after beating Afghanistan by 47 runs.

Once a winner, always a winner.