BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 08: England head coach Chris Silverwood and Mark Wood of England walk off the field during day one of the First Test Match in the Ashes series between Australia and England at The Gabba on December 08, 2021 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

England coach Chris Silverwood has officially left his spot at the helm of the national team after a disastrous six months.

The nation first headed into the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates as the heavy favourites, but fell in the semi-finals against New Zealand.

What followed was ultimately the demise of Silverwood though, with England losing the Ashes 4-0 and only appearing to be competitive for brief periods in Sydney and Hobart.

The Sydney rain was the only factor standing between England a complete whitewash, with the tourists holding on for a draw with one wicket in hand after more than 50 overs were lost to the game due to the fickle weather.

Silverwood's departure follows Ashley Giles leaving his post as England's managing director of men's cricket.

Andrew Strauss has stood up to that role in the interim, and he will appoint England's next head coach as well, according to a statement released by the ECB.

“During his time in the role Chris has given absolutely everything to make a success of it,” Tom Harrison, the ECB's chief executive, said in the statement.

“He is a man of great integrity, who players and staff alike have enjoyed working with.

“Under Chris, England men’s white ball teams have been ranked first and second in the world while he also led the Test team to a number of series wins, including away in South Africa and Sri Lanka.

“He has led the England men’s team with great resilience and empathy through an incredibly challenging period for English cricket, and he deserves our sincere thanks and gratitude,” Harrison added.

“In the coming days, Andrew Strauss will appoint a caretaker coach for the tour of the West Indies and will then consider the appropriate coaching structures to help England move forwards.”