Salford City Reds have today formalised an agreement to part company with Head coach Shaun McRae with immediate effect. McRae has been on sick leave since March.
McRae said “This mutual agreement allows both the Club and myself to move on in a fresh direction, the past four years with the Reds have taken my career as a Head Coach to the 450 game landmark. The Salford experience has included a clean sweep of trophies during one season in the National League and the challenges of competing in the elite Super League, highlighted by the development of a crop of young players. My thanks go the Reds Chairman John Wilkinson and Directors, players, back-room and office staff, sponsors and, of course, the faithful fans, coupled with best wishes for a new era in a new home.”
The agreement allows the Reds to step up their search for a new Head Coach without delay, and enables an appointment to be made as soon as a suitable candidate is selected.
Reds Chief Executive David Tarry brokered the deal and is looking forward to the next phase of the club’s development with renewed optimism.
“Shaun McRae has a fantastic record in terms of Rugby League coaching and we would like to thank him for his efforts at Salford City Reds.” commented Tarry. “The club feel it is time for a change and we need to move on, and there is no doubt now that as we head into the new stadium, the head coach’s job at Salford is one of the most attractive available in the game at this time. We anticipate a high calibre appointment that will push the club quickly onto the next level.”