...Salford Red Devils are delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Marshall as head coach...
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.
“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.”
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.
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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.”
Salford Red Devils have won the race to sign Sam Luckley.
The Newcastle Thunder prop will become the club’s first signing of the Richard Marshall era after the Red Devils beat three other Super League clubs to his signature. Luckley was introduced to his new team-mates over the weekend via Zoom.
The 24-year-old Scotland international has been a big hit in League 1, establishing a reputation as one of the best forwards outside Super League.
The dynamic forward was set to join Ottawa Aces next year, but their deferral saw him re-emerge on the market. With a cluster of clubs currently on the lookout for middles, interest was high, but Salford ultimately secured the deal. More movement is expected at the club before the start of the season.
The club confirmed the retention of Greg Burke last week, while Joe Burgess was unveiled as their second signing for 2021, joining fullback Morgan Escaré from Wigan.
In the backroom staff department, the club is on the lookout for an assistant coach, while former kitman Simon Gelder has returned to the club after several years.