Castleford in no rush to appoint new coach


Castleford are in no rush to appoint a new head coach, according to chief executive Steve Gill.

The Tigers have fielded nine applications, and have since devised a shortlist of candidates to replace Ian Millward.

Danny Orr, who took temporary charge for Saturday’s visit of Widnes, will continue to stand-in for this weekend’s Challenge Cup tie against Leeds, while the club is also considering an offer for former coach Stuart Raper to return and assist Orr until an appointment is made.

Gill told Super League TV: “We’re well into it. We’ve had quite a few applications and we’ve pulled a few names out.

“At the moment we’re quite happy with Danny and Richard Tunningley who are holding the reins and we’ve also had an offer from Stuart Raper which I’m considering.

“I’ve got to get it right. I don’t believe it’s something I need to rush into.

“My preference – and it’s not necessarily the preference of the board of directors – is for a British coach.”

Batley’s John Kear and Karl Harrison, currently at Halifax, have been linked to the job in the local press.


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