Paul Rowley has been appointed as Salford Red Devils’ first Head of Rugby Development, Talent & Pathways.
This will see him further develop the Club’s infrastructure outside of the first team setup.
During his time with the Red Devils so far, Rowley has helped the team reach the Super League Grand Final and the Challenge Cup Final.
Before that, he had been head coach at Toronto Wolfpack and Leigh Centurions, while as a player he represented England at international level.
Rowley said: “Five in five is the goal. In five years’ time, we want to have five homegrown players within the squad of the first team.
“Producing our own players creates a more sustainable model and one which we can be proud of as people in the local area.”
Director of rugby & operations Ian Blease added: “This is the most important appointment we have made during my time at the Club.
“Every improvement to our squad enhances what our supporters will enjoy on the field next season, but through this role, we are looking to impact our standing over the next decade and beyond.
“Putting in place somebody with Paul Rowley’s experience as a player and coach, opens up a number of exciting opportunities to us.”