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.
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.