Ex-Leigh Leopards man reveals shock return to former club was “unexpected” as he makes bold claim about where Salford Red Devils belong

Krisnan Inu has returned to the Salford Red Devils for the 2023 season.

The versatile outside back retired at the end of the 2022 season having led Leigh Leopards – then Centurions – to promotion back to Super League as well as 1895 Cup glory at the Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium.

Inu was a Super League Grand Finalist with Salford back in 2019 as well as a Challenge Cup Finalists in 2020 as the Red Devils lost to St Helens and Leeds Rhinos respectively.

He will be re-joining the club, who have just signed Sam Stone today, as assistant coach replacing Danny Orr on Paul Rowley’s coaching staff.

Speaking to the club website he revealed that the move was unexpected and has made a bold claim about where he believes the club belongs and the role he wants to play in getting them there.

He said: “I’m excited to be coming home and joining the staff in a role I wasn’t expecting to come into.

“I’m grateful and proud to be helping the team reach their goals and get them to where they deserve to be – and that’s in the top six. I can’t wait for the challenges ahead and I’m looking forward to what the next few seasons bring.”

Meanwhile, Head Coach Rowley added: “It’s really pleasing that Kris has decided to join us on the coaching staff. His knowledge of the game is first class and he is respected throughout the game on both sides of the world.

“Kris has had a fantastic playing career and made a positive impact at each club he’s represented – one of those, of course, being Salford.

“With that in mind, I not only welcome an intelligent and experienced rugby guy, but more importantly a trusted friend who I am looking forward to helping him on the next phase of his rugby journey.”

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