Steve McNamara commits long-term future to Catalans

Drew Darbyshire

Catalans coach Steve McNamara has signed a new three-year contract with the club.

The former England boss arrived at the Dragons in 2017 and led them to lifting the Challenge Cup the following year.

Catalans have also given new contracts to assistant coach Eamon O’Carroll, head of performance Richard Hunwicks, head of medical Rob Parkinson, team manager Alex Chan and strength and conditioning assistant Jonathan Jones.

McNamara said: “I am delighted to extend my contract with the Dragons.

“We are a unique club and it is an honour to be the head coach for the next three seasons. The ambition of the club to improve all areas of our organisation has made this an easy decision for me to accept.

“I am driven to lead the team to more success after getting our first ever trophy in 2018.

“I, along with the rest of the staff, will work extremely hard and strive for the improvements that are needed for us to achieve this.”

Dragons chairman Bernard Guasch added: “Offering new contracts to Steve and his staff was an obvious decision for the club.

“He has been part of a process of structuring and improving the whole organisation at the club since his arrival and we want to work with him in the long-term.

“We appreciate the commitment and determination of Steve, qualities shared by all the staff members around him and we totally trust them.”

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