Salford City Reds have stood down Head Coach Phil Veivers with immediate effect.
The decision was made after the Reds won just one game since July and have conceded almost 200 points in five games during this Super League campaign, while notching up just 62 in return.
Reds’ CEO Ed Farish said: “We have had to look at the whole business and what is right for the Club. The results speak for themselves and it was felt a change must be made to allow our progression to continue on the field as well as off it.
“In the last month we have undergone major changes with the departures of Director of Football Steve Simms and Commercial Director Tina Wilkinson.”
“We thank Phil for his efforts during an extremely difficult close season and wish him all the best for the future.”
Head of Youth Development Alan Hunte will take over the coaching duties in the interim with the Reds set to travel to Wakefield Trinity Wildcats next Sunday.
Salford centre Junior Sa’u is excited about the new season and believes the Red Devils are heading in the right direction, with Tim Sheens at the helm as director of rugby.
The RFL have responded positively to an announcement by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, which promised government support for a UK bid to host the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.
Rangi Chase has stated that one of his main reasons for wanting to join Leigh is that he wants to fall in love with rugby league again, and the Centurions seem like the right club at which to do it.
The RFL have issued a statement confirming that the salary cap for Championship clubs will rise in 2016.