Watson and Murdoch-Masila get new Salford deals

Salford have handed head coach Ian Watson a three-year deal, while forward Ben Murdoch-Masila has also agreed new terms.

Watson took over as head coach in 2015 and would have led the Red Devils to a top eight finish last season, had it not been for a points deduction relating to salary cap breaches in previous years.

He told the club’s official website: “This a really proud moment for me. Being a Salford lad myself, this club means a huge deal to me and I’m delighted to given the opportunity to be able to continue to take it forward.

“I feel like we have come a long way since 2015, and with the foundations we have put in place over the last two years, we will be able establish this club at the top end of Super League.”

Red Devils CEO, Ian Blease, said: “Getting Ian signed on a long term deal is a key part to what we are trying to achieve as a club. I know first hand just how ambitious he is, and it is a hugely exciting time for the Red Devils as we look to the future.”

Meanwhile, club owner Dr Marwan Koukash confirmed on Twitter that sought after forward Murdoch-Masila has signed a “long-term contract.”

Salford travel to one of Watson’s former clubs, Widnes, for their next Super League game on Friday night.

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