Salford have appointed Richard Marshall as the club's new head coach.

The former Halifax boss has spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at St Helens, winning successive Betfred Super League Grand Finals.

Prior to that, his four years as head coach of Fax saw the club record three top-four finishes in the Championship and he also spent a period as an assistant to Tony Smith at Warrington Wolves.

"I’m really excited about joining the club," said Marshall. "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 preseason."

Marshall has spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at St Helens as the club won back-to-back Grand Finals
Marshall has spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at St Helens as the club won back-to-back Grand Finals

Like former Red Devils boss Ian Watson, Marshall had a spell at Leigh Centurions during his playing days and also made one appearance for Swinton Lions.

Director of rugby Ian Blease was delighted to have appointed Marshall following a thorough interview process.

He 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.”