Paul Rowley takes up coaching role with Super League side

Former Toronto and Leigh head coach Paul Rowley is back in rugby league after taking up a consultancy role with Salford.

The 44-year-old parted company with the Wolfpack in November last year after failing to gain promotion to Super League.

Rowley will work alongside Ian Watson and is delighted to have landed the coaching position with the play-off contenders.

“This is a really exciting opportunity, with the team sat in fifth,” he told the Red Devils’ website.

“I’m pretty fresh after an extended rest and came in just prior to to the Warrington game to do some work with the forwards and the 9s in particular.

“The players were really receptive and it’s been a really good working environment, so it was a no brainer when Watto asked me to come onboard.

“Watto really has this team playing for him, in a way that you don’t see many teams playing for their head coach.

“We’ve got a very good relationship and we’ll challenge each other in a good way, to make sure we always come to the right decision.

“I’m made up for him that he’s been made a Great Britain assistant and I feel privileged to be working alongside him, with such a humble group of hard-working players.”