Steve Gill in shock Featherstone departure

James Gordon

Steve Gill has left his role as Featherstone Rovers General Manager, amidst talk that former Salford and Toronto chief Martin Vickers has joined the club.

Gill was appointed at the beginning of January 2019, working alongside chief executive Davide Longo, who has also recently departed the club to take up a commercial role at Bradford City FC.

He previously served as chief executive at Castleford and had been at Keighley prior to making the switch to Featherstone.

Writing on Facebook, Gill said: “It was my decision to leave. Things happen that make working life untenable. That’s life.

“Featherstone has been good to me and I wish the club nothing but the best in the future.”

Vickers has been working with the club in recent weeks and is believed to be taking on the role of chief executive in succession to Longo, following a four-year stint with Toronto Wolfpack.

He was previously with Swinton and Salford during the Marwan Koukash era, where he was caught up in local controversy relating to his previous role at Salford Council and funds moving between the two organisations.

There has been no announcement regarding his rumoured appointment, though he did recently re-tweet a Featherstone post pushing season ticket sales.

The club has been approached for comment.