MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 07: Adam Zampa of the Melbourne Stars celebrates with team mates taking the wicket of Trent Lawford of the Melbourne Renegades during the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Renegades and the Melbourne Stars at Etihad Stadium on January 7, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Peter Moores, a former England men's coach, has been appointed as the new Melbourne Stars coach replacing David Hussey.

David Hussey had left the Stars at the conclusion of the last Big Bash League season taking over as Victoria's head of men's cricket after four years in charge of the Stars.

In his replacement, the Stars have secured Peter Moores who edged out former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson for the top job.

Moores is a former England men's coach across two stints from 2007-2009 and 2014-2015. He has also coached Lancashire and the Karachi Kings across their respective domestic leagues in England and Pakistan.

Moores also edged out former Victoria captain Cameron White who interviewed for the job. White had previously been an assistant under Greg Shipperd with the Sydney Sixers and was an interim assistant coach with the Newhipperd insists  South Wales Sheffield Shield team.

Unfortunately, White was unable to receive the Stars coaching job but whilst speaking to CODE Sports, Greg Shipperd admitted that White was "ready to coach at any level, anywhere".

"He's got one of the most astute cricket brains in the business," Shipperd said.

"He's got a lot to teach, a lot of experience to share. He can coach batting, bowling and fielding, and he has a really strong awareness for the game."

"We were thrilled that he was involved with us at the Sixers and at the back end of the season with NSW. He's really turned some heads with the information he's been able to share.'"