Noble watches Salford in the snow

Speculation that Brian Noble will takeover the hot seat at Salford increased over the weekend, after he attended the City Reds’ defeat to St Helens.

He was a guest of owner Dr Marwan Koukash, who has previously said he would be honoured if the former Great Britain coach joined his club, as Salford went down 14-10 in the snow at Langtree Park on Friday.

Noble has been out of work since leaving Crusaders at the end of 2011, but is the only man to lead a club to three Super League Grand Final victories.

That came with Bradford, with whom he won two minor premierships, three Super League titles, the Challenge Cup and three World Club Championships.

An international hooker during his playing days, Noble also coached Wigan between 2006 and 2009.

Salford have been on the look out for a new coach since the sacking of Phil Veivers after last month’s home mauling at the hands of London Broncos.

Alan Hunte has been in charge for the three games since then, overseeing a draw at Wakefield and defeats against Warrington and St Helens.

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