Leigh Centurions coaching appointments take new twist

Leigh Centurions’ quest for a new head coach and backroom staff is set to take a new twist as Kurt Haggerty will not be amongst them.

Haggerty, instead, has taken a new role at the Salford Red Devils, becoming assistant coach alongside Danny Orr to new boss Paul Rowley.

Names such as Richard Marshall and even former Wigan Warriors boss Adrian Lam have entered the fray, with interim coach during the 2021 Super League season Haggerty withdrawn from the running quite early.

Haggerty had been linked with a permanent deal at Leigh either as head coach or as assistant to a new appointment, and former Gold Coast Titans boss Jed Cartwright was also considered.

Cartwright, who turned out 16 times for Salford in 1997, is currently assistant to Kevin Walters at the Brisbane Broncos, but will not be taking the Centurions’ reins either.

Haggerty had previously said on the coach opening:  

However, the Centurions under owner Derek Beaumont and head of rugby Chris Chester look set on two former Super League coaches in Lam and Marshall.

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