Hunte hoping for Salford stay

Alan Hunte is hoping for at least one more game in the Salford hotseat, after leading the Reds to a 23-23 draw at Wakefield on Sunday.

Hunte, placed in temporary charge following the sacking of Phil Veivers, is a contender for the full-time job.

But with the likes of Brian Noble and Tim Sheens also reported to be in the frame, Hunte’s chances are rated at slim.

He did himself no harm though by leading the Reds, heavily beaten in all but one of their previous five encounters, to a commendable draw at last season’s play-off qualifiers Wakefield.

Hunte said: “When I was given the job on an interim basis I know jokes were made comparing me to Rafa Benitez at Chelsea. But every coach in sport, Sir Alex Ferguson apart, is interim and if you don’t get success you’re out of a job.

“At the start of the week I said to myself I didn’t want to be out of a job at the end of the week. Hopefully that’s not the case.”

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