Chris Silverwood, the UK's chief director, is scheduled to leave early after a New Zealand test trip after his father-in-law suddenly dies.
Silverwood will return to England after the second round of tests in Hamilton on November 30.
The team's assistant coaches Graham Thorpe and Paul Collingwood are in charge of team work with the test team leader Joe Root in the rest of the game ahead of the team flight on December 4th.
The news further hurt the morale of the English team who suffered a British strike in their first test last week on Mount Maunga Nui.
The test was Silverwood's first as a British coach, and proved to be an uncomfortable introduction to the reality of his new role as the team's batting average was exposed in two innings and Kookaburra's lack of penetration was exploited in New Zealand. Record innings of September 9 615.
Even before this latest news came out, it was difficult for a new coach a few days and the team handled the aftermath of racial slurs until the end of the first test at Jofra Archer.
The question of the partnership between Silverwood and his captain Joe Root led to two and eleven points, followed by another exhibition that was not inspired in this area. His sad departure means that he has little chance to solve this problem before his trip to South Africa next month.
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