Jason Gillespie could extend his time in charge of Sussex.

The head coach has had preliminary conversations about a new deal.

It is understood those discussions have gone well and he would be open to staying at Hove when his current agreement expires at the end of next season.

Gillespie is preparing his Sharks side for their Vitality Blast T20 quarter-final at home to holders Worcestershire at a sold-out 1st Central County Ground tomorrow (7pm).

He said: “I’m loving my job and enjoying the challenge.

“I love working with these guys and the support staff and everyone here at the club.

“I love being at Sussex. It’s an enjoyable experience and I’m learning a lot as a coach.”

Gillespie is likely to go into the 2020 season with improved bowling options.

He said: “We are looking to strengthen our seam attack, particularly in the long form of the game.

“We just feel that, at the moment, we are probably relying a little too much on Ollie Robinson and I think everyone can see that.

“We are well aware of that and we are making moves.”

Sussex will not be adding to their squad for the run-in this year.