Return of the Mac

Steve McNamara Catalans

Former England coach Steve Mcnamara has been appointed as the Head Coach of Super League side Catalans Dragons .

Mcnamara has been assistant coach at the New Zealand Warriors in the NRL since leaving his post with our national side in 2015 , his England side got to within 90 seconds of reaching the World Cup Final in 2013 before a late Shaun Johnson try destroyed the hopes of a nation .

His last act as England Head Coach was to guide his side to a 2-1 series win against then World no 1  side New Zealand

It has also been announced that Jerome Guisset and Michael Monaghan will stay as assistant coaches.Those 2 had been taking over team affairs on a temporary basis since Laurent Frayssinous left the club in May .

Mcnamara , who has also coached Bradford , is expected to take charge for Saturdays game against Warrington and is due to arrive in Perpignan on Wednesday .

Club Chairman Bernard Guasch said this on the club website

“My wish was to find an English coach, recognised and respected in his country and in this competition,”

“He expressed his desire to come to France to lead the Dragons and we were lucky that he was available immediately.”

Catalans currently sit in the bottom 4 after a home thrashing by Huddersfield and the new coach has a very hard job of helping his side escape the middle 8’s at the split in 5 games time .