Daryl Powell signs new long-term deal at Castleford

Castleford coach Daryl Powell has pledged his future to the club, signing a contract until the end of 2022.

Powell, 53, has been linked with a return to Leeds following the departure of David Furner, but will stick with the Tigers who he led to the Super League Grand Final in 2017.

He said: “I’ve lived in Cas, I’m a Cas boy, I was born nearby and for me this is an awesome club and I haven’t achieved what I’d like to achieve here yet.

“I suppose there’s been a far few rumours flying about recently but I spoke to the chairman Ian Fulton about a new contract quite a while back.

“We spoke about where we are going to be taking the club, which was important for me as I’m pretty ambitious in terms of what I want the club to do and what I want to do myself. We had some good chats and I was offered an extension by Ian which I’ve accepted and I’m really excited about the challenge.

“I’m just looking forward to helping the players hopefully to do something special. I think we’ve got an awesome group of players and an awesome group of coaching staff, and I know that everybody wants the club to grow.

“There’s certain things as a club that we need to do better, as a team that we need to do better and as a coaching staff that we need to do better, and I want to help drive that to the next level.”

Powell had a successful spell in charge at Featherstone in the Championship before joining Castleford in 2014.

He led the Tigers to the League Leaders’ Shield in 2017.

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