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Brian Noble confirms interest in Salford City Reds job

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Brian Noble has confirmed that he is in contention to become the new head coach of Salford City Reds.

The former Great Britain head coach has been out of work since November 2010, when the 52-year-old left struggling Welsh franchise Crusaders.

His Super League credentials are without question however, having won three Grand Finals and three World Club Championships during a five-year stint with the Bradford Bulls.

He then helped steer the Wigan Warriors away from trouble, and in three years had them back amongst the Super League elite.

Salford would be looking for an even quicker return if Noble were to take the position, with owner Dr Marwan Koukash having big ambitions for the club.

"I know there are other quality candidates in the frame. Certainly I'm one of those candidates,” he told BBC’s Super League show.

"The process takes place in private and it should because the future of the club is at stake. They've got to get the right person for the job. 

“They've got to look at all the credentials and make sure whoever goes in there not only fits the picture for the short term, but fits the picture for the years to come and the ambition that Dr Koukash has."

Salford are looking for a replacement for Phil Veivers, who was shown the door after four losses in five games at the start of the season.

Now under the guidance of interim coach Alan Hunte, the City Reds remain bottom of the Super League table with just one win and one draw in eight matches.

And, things don’t get any easier for Hunte, who will lead his side at home against leaders Huddersfield Giants on Friday – a week after their 14-10 loss away to St. Helens.

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