Former Halifax RLFC boss Marshall recruited by Salford Red Devils

Salford Red Devils have appointed Richard Marshall as their new head coach.

Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 8:46 am
Updated Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 8:50 am
Richard Marshall

The 45-year-old, who previously guided Halifax to three top-four finishes in the Championship, replaces Ian Watson after his exit to Huddersfield last month.

Marshall joins from St Helens, where he was part of consecutive Betfred Super League Grand Final victories, as assistant to two different head coaches.

Marshall said: “I’m really excited about joining the club. I’ve been really impressed by the organisation and everyone I’ve met.

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“The ambition of the club aligns with my own, which makes this a perfect role for me.

“I learned a lot in recent years, from Justin Holbrook and Kristian Woolf at St Helens and as a head coach in my own right, so I think I’ve got the skills necessary to be successful.

“Now, I can’t wait to meet all the players and get stuck into pre-season.”

The 45-year-old has also been assistant coach at Warrington Wolves and received plaudits during his time as a head coach in the Championship, after taking part-timers Halifax to three top-four finishes.

Director of rugby and operations Ian Blease said: “Richard has really impressed us, and it’s already clear that he has bought into the vision of the Club.

“He joins us from a successful club with a winning culture, having won two consecutive grand finals during his time at St Helens.

“While he was a head coach, he also proved his ability to build a team and we’re looking forward to seeing what he can achieve with us."