LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: England captain Joe Root speaks with coach Graham Thorpe during a nets session at Lord's Cricket Ground on August 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

England assistant coach Graham Thorpe has departed his post following England's embarrassing 4-0 defeat in the Ashes.

Thorpe joins head coach Chris Silverwood on the other side of the exit door with the England & Wales Cricket Board now taking a deep look into how they can repair their red-ball reputation.

The former assistant coach was reportedly the man behind the reason police broke up an early morning Ashes drinking session between players when he refused to put out a cigar when in a hotel lobby.

ECB chief executive Tom Harrison isn't as willing to step aside saying he wants to be part of the change that helps England regain the Ashes for the first time since 2015.

“We do have to reflect hard on what happened (at the Ashes) but I am not saying I am clinging on for grim death, that is not what I am doing,” Harrison said.

"I am doing this because I think it is the right thing for English cricket right now and as soon as that is not the case, you will not have to push me.”

Former captain Andrew Strauss has been brought in to help sort out some of the issues the ECB face, including the role of head coach.

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Strauss refused to rule out poaching former Australian coach Justin Langer. At the time Langer was still under contract with Cricket Australia but has since resigned from the role.

"I wouldn't rule him out," Strauss said.

"I know him well and on the surface, he's done a very good job with that Australian cricket team so I wouldn't rule him out (for the coaching job)."

Pressure was also mounting on skipper Joe Root but he has received the backing of Strauss.

“It’s probably worth saying at this stage that Joe Root will be captaining the side in the West Indies," Strauss said.

“Having spoken to him it is absolutely clear the extent of his commitment to moving this England test team forward. He’s got incredible motivation and energy to do that."