Flower is set to replace Mike Hesson as the Director of Cricket Operations and take over from Sanjay Bangar as head coach, both of whom concluded their tenure with the franchise last month.
According to Cricbuzz, the World Cup-winning coach engaged in talks with various IPL teams, including Rajasthan Royals (RR), before finalizing his signing with Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The Twitter handle of RCB unveiled the news, with the caption:
“We are beyond thrilled to welcome 𝗜𝗖𝗖 𝗛𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗙𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗿 and 𝗧𝟮𝟬 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗖𝘂𝗽 winning coach 𝐀𝐧𝐝𝐲 𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 as the 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵 of RCB Men’s team. 🤩🙌
Andy’s experience of coaching IPL & T20 teams around the world, and leading his teams to titles at the PSL, ILT20, The Hundred and Abu Dhabi T10 will help in developing a championship-winning mindset and take RCB’s #PlayBold philosophy forward. 🤝”
Having previously coached the England national team and acted as a consultant for Australia in Ashes 2023, Flower boasts a wealth of experience guiding T20 teams globally, including successful stints with the St. Lucia Zouks in the Caribbean Premier League, Gulf Giants in the ILT20, and the Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Super League.
Flower was the head coach of the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) since their inception in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League and led the team to the playoffs in both of their seasons so far. However, LSG recently opted for a change in the support staff, appointing ex-Australian head coach Justin Langer to take over his role.