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Richard Marshall linked with surprise new head coaching role

Richard Marshall has been linked with the vacant Leigh Centurions head coaching role.

Marshall, who left the Salford Red Devils by mutual agreement at the end of the 2021 Super League season, has vast experience in the Championship, having led Halifax between 2015 and 2019.

He excelled in that role and was also key in St Helens’ title-winning charge in 2019 and 2020 as assistant head coach to first Justin Holbrook and then Kristian Woolf.

A tilt at a full-time Super League job was only a matter of time and when the Salford Red Devils came calling, 46-year-old Marshall snapped up the opportunity.

Unfortunately, things never seemed to get off the ground and Marshall and the Red Devils parted company at the end of just one season, with the ex-Fax boss winning just seven games from 22 fixtures.

Leigh Centurions, meanwhile, have been attempting to build for another shot at Super League after a maiden year in the top flight ended in relegation with just two victories.

Chairman and owner Derek Beaumont has been slowly rejuvenating the club, with Chris Chester appointed as head of rugby whilst the duo have worked hard to strengthen the squad ahead of the 2022 Championship season.

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