In the end, all it took was a simple text message from Ivan Lendl to the phone of Andy Murray, with an even more simple message: “Let’s do it”.

The return of the eight-time grand slam champion to head Team Murray was confirmed at Queen’s Club yesterday and even the after-effects of a cold could not dampen the Scot’s enthusiasm at the reunion with the man who helped him to win Wimbledon, the US Open and Olympic gold.

The subject of Murray’s next coach had been a hot topic ever since he broke up with his former coach, Amelie Mauresmo, at the beginning of May.

Murray, whose first spell with Lendl ended after 20 months in March 2014 when the former world No 1 could no longer commit to the required number of weeks, said he had been in touch with Lendl, off and on, since their split.

“I’ve always wanted to work with Ivan again,” he said at Queen’s Club, where he will begin the defence of his Aegon Championships title tomorrow.

“I’m obviously pumped. I did a lot of good work with Ivan a few years ago. I am very comfortable with the work we’ve done the last few months with Jamie (Delgado, his full-time coach) and I think Ivan can add to that. It’s a very strong team and it’s good to be back with him.

“It was maybe longer apart than I would have liked, but it’s good. I’m excited, I think everyone on my team is looking forward to it. We’ve got work to do now and goals to achieve. I think (from the conversation he had with Lendl on the phone), I think both of us are very motivated to try and get to the top.”

Murray said Lendl had committed to around 20 weeks and the world No 2 is also likely to train a little more in Florida to make things easier for the eight-time grand slam champion.

Lendl has made no secret of his distaste for travel, especially hotels, and having ditched their partnership once, there must always be the chance that a

Murray says he had no fears that Lendl will again find the travel and commitment too much to handle, at some stage down the line.

“I wouldn’t have agreed to work together if the time wasn’t going to work,” he said. “There are a few things I will be flexible with, training blocks, to be closer to him, to help with that. I have no problem training in Florida. The time I don’t see as being an issue. And because of how comfortable I am with Jamie as well, the weeks Ivan is not there, I’m comfortable.”

Murray admitted that one of Lendl’s tasks will be hoping to get an edge over the world No 1, Novak Djokovic, the man who has beaten him in this year’s Australian Open and French Open finals.

“I’m sure we’ll talk about that,” Murray said. “The goal is to try to win the major events. Currently Novak holds all four so to win them you’re more than likely going to have to get past him.

“So that will be a big part of it, but it’s about developing your game so that when you do come up against the best players you’re ready to do it.

“I think I am getting closer and I think I am on the right track. I think Ivan will be able to help with some things.”

How Lendl does that will be fascinating to watch but Murray said the man who is known as “old stone face” for obvious reasons is more subtle than he might look.

“We just work very well together,” Murray said, when asked what makes him so good a coach.

“I think he’s a leader, he’s a strong voice, has loads of experience but also, we’ve had a lot of similar experiences, so I can speak to him about that, learn from that.

“He is a genuine team player, it’s not just about him, I am sure he has an ego but it’s certainly not out of control but he works really well with the team.

“He has strong opinions as well. A lot of coaches say ‘great job’, regardless how you played and if you lose, it’s ‘terrible’. He’s not like that”

Lendl will fly in to London in time for practice before Murray opens his title defence against Nicolas Mahut.

The Frenchman beat Murray in the first round at Queen’s in 2012 but Murray gained revenge in 2013 and after a few days off following his run in Paris, he is confident of going close to what would be a record fifth Queen’s title.

“Grass is normally a strong part of the season and I think with the base I have the last few months and the confidence I have gained from the clay, I am in a good place,” said Murray, who even found time yesterday to have a gentle hit with David Beckham’s son, Romeo.

“I was sick for a few days. I feel much better now, I just think I was a bit run down after a long few weeks, lot of tough matches.

“That’s why I took some time to rest and recover. It’s a long summer, and it’s only just getting started, still a lot of big events to play and I just needed a little break.”