Ashley Giles believes England can win the Ashes - as long as they can maintain the upper hand in the forthcoming fourth Test against Australia.
The series is level 1-1 going into tomorrow's penultimate encounter at Trent Bridge, and Giles is determined not to let up on the Australians.
The Warwickshire left-arm spinner said: "We've controlled the last two games and that's how we have to go into the next Test as well.
"The series is wide open and if we keep playing the way we have, there's no reason why we can't win this series.
"Australia were obviously pleased to get away with a draw at Old Trafford and we were a bit disappointed not to win, but we've played some fantastic cricket since the [first Test] defeat at Lord's."
Giles revealed he has enjoyed life since the conclusion of the third Test last week, and was delighted to see his county side book a place in the Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy final.
He said: "I've had a great week off since the last Test. I went to see the Warwickshire lads win the C&G Trophy semi-final on Saturday and I'm chuffed for them.
"I've been back in the gym and done some stuff but I've also managed to play a couple of rounds of golf and get away from it for a bit. I've had a couple of nights out with the lads and recharged the batteries to take my mind off Test cricket for a few days.
"Looking ahead to Trent Bridge, I'm not sure the heart will cope with another close finish like we've had in the last two Tests. As the oldest man in the team, I might well have a coronary."
Giles was particularly impressed with the support at Old Trafford and believes the increased interest in the support can only be for the good of the game.
He explained: "The support at Old Trafford was incredible, I've never seen cricket like it in my life with thousands of people turned away on the final morning.
"The whole country has got cricket fever."