Some decisions made by MS Dhoni during the 2012 tri-series in Australia didn't sit well with Gautam Gambhir, who made his feelings amply clear.
Steve Rixon will begin his new assignment later this month and join the Sri Lankan team in New Zealand.
England sealed a tense victory over Sri Lanka in the third and final Test to record their first overseas series sweep in 55 years.
Spinners Jack Leach and Moeen Ali took four wickets each to help England win the third Test by 42 runs.
Sri Lanka were reeling at 53/4 at the close of the third day of the third and final Test.
Sri Lanka collapsed from 183 for 2 at tea to 240 all out as five-for Adil Rashid and Ben Stokes skittled the hosts in Colombo.
Jonny Bairstow struck his sixth Test century as England ended day 1 of the 3rd Test against Sri Lanka at 312/7.
Dhoni, who remained unbeaten on 91 off 79 balls, was adjudged the man of the match.
Jonny Bairstow's return means that Ben Stokes moves back down to number five.
England go into the third and final Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo with a 2-0 lead, gunning for a whitewash.
England needed just 30 minutes on the fifth day to take the final three Sri Lanka wickets.
Sri Lanka need another 75 to win with three wickets and three sessions in hand.
Joe Root reached his 15th Test ton soon after tea, making the sweep and reverse sweep valuable weapons, as he hit 10 fours and two sixes.
Roshen Silva guided Sri Lanka to a 46-run first inning lead over England.
Jos Buttler's 63 off 67 deliveries ensured Sri Lanka did not convert a good position into a dominant one.
According to the ICC, the match officials' report cited concerns about the legality of Akila Dananjaya's bowling action.
Joe Root believes England will go into the second Test against Sri Lanka at Kandy with huge amounts of confidence.