London: Ashley Giles has said he was "bitterly disappointed" to miss out on being appointed as the new head coach of England.
Peter Moores was recalled for a second spell in charge after Andy Flower stood down following England`s 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia. Former England spinner Giles appeared to be in pole position to replace Flower, having been the national limited overs coach since November 2012 and a member of the selection panel.
However, his cause was not helped by a poor run of results in one-day games in Australia and England`s humiliating loss to the Netherlands at last month`s World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.
"I was confident (of getting the job)," Giles told Sky Sports on Sunday.
"I went into the interview and thought I had as equal a chance as anyone else, if not a better chance having been close to the team and known what the systems are and, at the same time, not really had full control.
"I can`t go into too much detail about that process, but I`m bitterly disappointed I didn`t get the job," the former Warwickshire left-armer, who subsequently coached the Midlands side to the 2012 County Championship title, added.
However, Giles insisted: "At no time or stage does that mean I wish anyone in that side any ill going forward. We all want England to do well."
England play their first match since Moores`s re-appointment when they face Scotland in a one-day international in Aberdeen on Friday.