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Andrew Flintoff appointed in first full-time role since horror Top Gear crash that almost killed him

Rory O'Callaghan

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Andrew Flintoff appointed in first full-time role since horror Top Gear crash that almost killed him

England cricket legend Andrew Flintoff has been appointed to his first full-time role since his horror crash on Top Gear.

Flintoff, 45, is still recovering from injuries he sustained in an accident while filming for the BBC show in December 2022.

The former England captain was nearly killed after losing control of an open-topped three-wheel Morgan Super 3 car at 130mph.

He received emergency medical care at Top Gear's test track at Dunsfold Park Aerodrome in Surrey before being airlifted to hospital for further treatment.


Flintoff made a return to public life as an assistant to England's white-ball men's teams during the summer, where he was pictured with facial injuries.


He is now set for his first full-time role since the accident, having been appointed head coach of The Hundred's Northern Superchargers men's team.

"I am excited to have been appointed Head Coach of the Northern Superchargers men's team," Flintoff said.


"My time with the England Men's team has been a reminder of just how special cricket is to me, and I'm relishing the opportunity to be back amongst it, helping to guide the Superchargers team to success on the field while making memories off it and helping to take cricket to more people.

"The Superchargers have a great fan base who I cannot wait to meet and bring along with us this season. I'm looking forward to making Headingley my new home."

Flintoff is reported to have reached a financial settlement with the BBC over his near-fatal accident.

The Sun reported in October that Flintoff and the BBC were 'satisfied' with the financial agreement, worth a reported £9m.


The fee is reportedly based on two years of earnings he is said to have missed out on.

A BBC Studios spokesperson said: "BBC Studios has reached an agreement with Freddie that we believe supports his continued rehabilitation, return to work and future plans.

"We have sincerely apologised to Freddie and will continue to support him with his recovery."

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Cricket

Rory O'Callaghan
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