ISLAMABAD  - Former coach Mohsin Hasan Khan will be applying for the job of head coach thinking his passion and previous record with the national team may give him an edge over other candidates. Mohsin, who was the national team's interim head coach for five months before being replaced by Dav Whatmore in March 2012, enjoyed considerable success during his short tenure, including Test series victories against Sri Lanka and a 3-0 whitewash of the then number one ranked side England.

Mohsin said he had given the vacancy of head coach a lot of thought and after much deliberation and he is ready to apply for the role. "The fact is that I have always served my country with dignity and my sole intention is always for the betterment of Pakistan cricket whether that be as a player, coach, selector or in any other capacity," he told

He said his record as coach speaks for itself and the Test series in which Pakistan whitewashed England was no fluke. "That was a result of fantastic teamwork, support from the players and a fantastic spirit throughout the squad. I had the full backing of the players and it was a great experience knowing that the country's best cricketers are firmly behind you," he said.

The PCB has set a deadline of February 6 to receive applications from interested parties for the head coaching position and it remains to be seen whether the man who coached Pakistan to some of its most memorable Test victories in recent times, will be allowed to resume his involvement with the Pakistan side.