Fearless Freddie Flintoff’s big new role has been revealed after he suffered horrific injuries in a Top Gear crash at 124mph

ANDREW “Freddie” Flintoff will be the new head coach of the Northern Superchargers cricket team in the Hundred after his near-fatal 124mph accident.

The former England cricket captain, 45, was injured while filming Top Gear at Dunsfold Park Aerodrome in Surrey last December.

Freddie Flintoff is set to become the new head coach of the Northern Superchargers


Freddie Flintoff is set to become the new head coach of the Northern SuperchargersPhoto credit: PA
Northern Superchargers' Harry Brook during the Hundred match at Headingley, Leeds


Northern Superchargers’ Harry Brook during the Hundred match at Headingley, LeedsPhoto credit: PA

The former Lancashire all-rounder was first pictured with facial injuries in September.

He assisted the England men’s cricket team before their one-day series against New Zealand.

Flintoff continued to play a flexible role in the team ahead of the Ireland game.

The “brave” star then presented cricketer Tom Hartley with his England cricket team cap.

He will also join the England Lions coaching staff for next month’s training camp in the United Arab Emirates.

But Flintoff is now expected to return to cricket full-time with Leeds-based team Northern Superchargers. The Telegraph reported.

The Superchargers are one of eight teams participating in The Hundred, a franchise tournament launched in 2021.

They decided against extending James Foster’s contract and Flintoff is set to succeed him as the new men’s head coach in 2024.

It will be Flintoff’s first head coaching position in professional cricket.

He will reportedly be joined by former Lancashire teammate Kyle Hogg, who also supported Flintoff in his three-game Field of Dreams series.

Negotiations between Flintoff and the Superchargers could conclude as early as next week.

This comes after the BBC said it had reached an “agreement” with Freddie following the Top Gear crash.

The Sun revealed that the settlement is worth £9 million and both Flintoff and the BBC are “happy” with the agreement.

Olly Dawes

Olly Dawes is a Nytimas U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Olly Dawes joined Nytimas in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: ollydawes@nytimas.com.

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