Sussex have named Ian Salisbury and James Kirtley as head coaches for next season.

They take over from Jason Gillespie, who has returned to Australia.

Salisbury, the current spin bowling coach, will take charge during the first-class and one-day parts of the season.

Pace bowling coach Kirtley will be responsible for the T20 competition.

Both are popular Sussex figures who played for the county and went on to win England honours.

Salisbury said: “I am immensely proud, honoured and humbled to be given this opportunity at the club where my professional cricketing journey started in 1989.

“The chance to work in unison with James is one I’m hugely excited about. Our shared vision and strategy is to bring sustained success to Sussex. We have the talent within the squad and the potential talent coming through from the most impressive academy in the country to achieve this.

“Everyone in the club will unite in challenging and supporting the players to be brave and perform on the cricketing stage. Our aim is to once again make staff, supporters, future supporters, sponsors and players proud to be involved with Sussex cricket.”

Kirtley is looking forward to teaming up with T20 skipper Luke Wright and his squad.

He added: “It will be exciting to help find the next level with the T20 side and with the help of the coaching staff, senior players and analysts I am confident we will be successful in discovering the small margins and making the changes necessary to take us further in the competition.

“It will be great to continue working with Ian Salisbury in the other competitions. We have worked in tandem for a number of teams over the course of the last five years and obviously back to our playing days at Sussex.

“We have a vision for the club and I hope we can deliver this through a very thought-out strategic approach over the course of time.”