1st December 2020, 16:49 | salford

Richard Marshall named Salford Red Devils boss

Richard Marshall named Salford Red Devils boss

Marshall joins from St Helens

Salford Red Devils have confirmed Richard Marshall as the club’s new Head Coach.

Marshall joins from St Helens, where he was part of consecutive Betfred Super League Grand Final victories as Assistant to two different coaches. His first Grand Final triumph came against the Red Devils at Old Trafford in 2019. 

The 45-year-old also led Halifax to three top-four finishes in the Betfred Championship between 2015 and 2019. 

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

“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.”

Director of Rugby and Operations, Ian Blease, added: “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.”