Gooch axed as England cricket's batting coach
England coach Graham Gooch watches during the first day of a three-day practice match between India A and England at the Cricket Club of India (CCI) grounds in Mumbai on October 30, 2012 - by Pal Pillai
Gooch, who has held the job full-time since March 2012, said he was "sad" after becoming the first casualty of the new England era under returning head coach Peter Moores.
"After discussions with (captain) Alastair Cook he informed me that he was in favour of change," he said in an ECB statement.
"Although this was sad news, I respect his, and new coach Peter Moores, right to implement this change of direction.
"In my opinion Alastair is the right man to captain England, he commands respect and will always put his body on the line for his country.
"He will face many challenges and have many more tough decisions to make before his journey ends. Over the last decade or so he has been the ultimate professional to work with and it has been an honour to see him develop."
Gooch, who began working as a consultant batting coach with England in November 2009, was praised as "an outstanding coach" by Paul Downton, managing director England cricket.
"Graham’s record as a player speaks for itself but as a coach his ability to mentor and develop players has helped England achieve a huge amount in recent years," said Downton.
"I have no doubt that we will continue to see his influence on this current generation of England players and future generations can learn a lot from his passion and dedication to the game.
"In the past few years Graham has developed exceptional and successful professional relationships with several England batsmen which I will encourage him to maintain."