Salford City Reds have today announced that Assistant Coach Phil Vievers is to take the position as Head Coach with immediate effect.
The decision to promote Vievers to the position of Head Coach came after the surprise resignation of Matt Parish last week.
Salford Chairman John Wilkinson OBE stated “I believe we now have one of the strongest coaching set-ups we have ever had at Salford. Phil‘s knowledge of the game is outstanding. He is a confident coach who I feel did an excellent job when he took over as Acting Head Coach last season.
“Since Phil joined us 12 months ago he has shown a commendable commitment and passion for our Club. These are qualities any Club needs in its Head Coach.
“With the addition of Sean Long and Mark Barry to our set-up, we feel we have a team ready to go forward and we are delighted to confirm his appointment this afternoon.
“The confirmation of our coaching staff for 2012 allows us to look forward with confidence to the imminent move to our new home at Barton.”
47-year-old Vievers added “I’m thrilled to be given the opportunity to take this Club into the new stadium. It is a historic time for the Club. We are looking for progression this year, and progression can lead to success.
“Everything that could have happened has happened in the last 12 months but we are set to get to work and see what we can achieve next season.”