Jason Gillespie is staying at Yorkshire for the foreseeable future after turning his back on the chance to become Australia’s new bowling coach.

Gillespie yesterday confirmed that he met with Darren Lehmann in Leeds on Sunday night to discuss the possibility of joining the national coaching team.

The Yorkshire coach, however, has declined the opportunity to apply for that, or any other national role which comes up for the time being, citing family reasons.

“First and foremost, I’m a father and a husband. Then there is some distance between that and my professional life,” said Gillespie, who confirmed his wife Anna and four children are moving back to Adelaide in August.

“There has been a lot of media speculation and assumptions, but I want to put it to bed that I’ve not applied for any international roles.

“It’s well known that I’ve got a young family, and do I want to be away for 250 plus nights of the year?

“At this point in my life, I’m not prepared to be away from my family for that amount of time.

“Everyone obviously knew that Daz was in town on Sunday.

“What I can confirm is that I caught up him. We went and had a meal and a chat.

“He mentioned that there is a role coming up in Australian cricket, but I want to make it clear there was no job offer.

“We talked about all sorts of things, and the subject came up. I said ‘thanks for the chat, I really appreciate it, I’ll talk to you tomorrow’.

“We left it at that, and I then informed him that I’m not going to put my name forward - I’m not going to apply for a role at Cricket Australia.

“For me, I’m a very young coach. I know I’ve got a lot to learn, and I’m enjoying my roles (Yorkshire and Adelaide Strikers) at this moment in time.”