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Salford name Brian Noble as new Head Coach

Former Wigan and Great Britain Head Coach Brian Noble Credit: PA

Brain Noble has been confirmed as the new Head Coach of the Salford City Reds.

The club's owner Dr Marwan Koukash had made no secret of his desire to bring the former Wigan and Great Britain coach to the Salford City Stadium.

He replaces Phil Veivers who was sacked after 4 defeats out of 5 in March.

Noble in contention for Salford job

Brian Noble Credit: PA

Former Great Britain boss Brian Noble is in contention to succeed Phil Veivers as the next Salford coach, according to owner Marwan Koukash.

Noble, who was Veivers' boss during his time at Wigan from 2006-09, is looking to get back into coaching after leaving Crusaders in 2010.

Former Wigan centre Tony Iro, who is working for New Zealand in the build-up to the World Cup, will also be a contender, admitted Koukash, who has put head of youth Alan Hunte in temporary charge of the City Reds.

Owner Marwan Koukash said" "It's a big decision appointing a new head coach,"

"I have to get it right and I will be going for someone who shares my vision for this club.

"We cannot afford to wait as a club to be successful - things have to happen now.

"We do not even have a shortlist as yet but Brian Noble will be considered for it along with Tony Iro.

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Salford City Reds' owner's disappointment over failing to sign Wigan's Sam Tomkins

Salford City Reds' new owner says he was bitterly disappointed he failed in his bid to sign Wigan's Sam Tomkins.

Doctor Marwan Koukash believed his substantial offer would've been enough to secure the England full back.

He and former Wigan coach Graham Lowe, Salford's new Director of Rugby, spoke to ITV News today.

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