BRISTOL, ENGLAND - MAY 30: Head coach of Australia, Justin Langer talks to Former player Ricky Ponting during the Australia Nets Session at Bristol County Ground on May 30, 2019 in Bristol, England. (Photo by Luke Walker/Getty Images)

Former England opening batsman Michael Vaughan has urged the English Cricket Board to "monitor Australia's decision on Justin Langer closely," after they elected to remove Chris Silverwood from his post.

Silverwood was dumped by England after a dismal six months which included falling short at the T20 World Cup and losing the Ashes series 4-0, just a wicket away from being swept.

Despite the success on the other hand for Australia - who won the same World Cup and Ashes series, as well as drawing the last away series in England - Cricket Australia could still yet opt to go in a different direction in appointing their next head coach.

It has been believed England's ideal target is Ricky Ponting, although prizing him away from media commitments and an IPL rule would be easier said than done.

Vaughan, writing for The Telegraph in England wrote that the ECB should target Langer as their next coach.

“My personal wish is for England to keep a close eye on events in Australia on Friday and act quickly if Justin Langer leaves his role,” Vaughan wrote in his column.

“Langer’s future is set to be decided at a Cricket Australia board meeting but his time as head coach looks to be over.

“If that is the case then I do not see any one else better suited than Langer to crack heads together and bring some tough management to a group of England players who have become too cosy recently.

“This England Test team needs some tough love. Joe Root needs a forceful coach next to him too. Gary Kirsten would be a great candidate as well but if you want one person to come in with a huge point to prove then it is Langer. He is an Ashes winner, T20 World Cup winner and knows everything about playing in Australia. Just go and get him.”

Langer's future could be decided by the end of Friday, with Cricket Australia reportedly meeting today.