Cricket legend Andrew Flintoff is set to land a new role, it has been reported, as he continues his recovery from the horror crash he suffered while filming Top Gear.
The former Lancashire and England all-rounder suffered broken ribs and severe facial injuries last December after his car flipped during filming for the BBC show at the Dunsfold Park Aerodrome in Surrey.
The 45-year-old was seen in public for the first time since the crash last month, when he was part of the England coaching staff on an informal basis for their one-day series against New Zealand.
That stint was extended to cover the one-day series against Ireland, and England limited-overs head coach Matthew Mott confirmed that Flintoff would 'definitely' join up with the squad again at some point in the future.
During the Ireland series, the Preston-born TV star presented a maiden ODI cap to Lancashire spinner Tom Hartley, and in a speech spoke of how the last few months had been 'the hardest times' of his life.
The Lions are heading to the United Arab Emirates on a winter training camp between November 16 and December 7, with Flintoff reportedly set to act as a coach on the trip.
It is unclear whether Flintoff, who scored over 7,000 runs and took nearly 400 wickets in all formats for England over a 11-year international career, will be present across the entire trip.
The 45-year-old is close friends with England's director of cricket Rob Key, who is believed to have encouraged Flintoff and played a key role in his return to public life through cricket.
"He loved every minute of it. He said that he was in awe of what he was witnessing [during his coaching spell]. Every day he spent with us, he grew more confident within himself."
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