Danny Orr has joined Salford Red Devils as assistant coach.
The former Castelford Tigers assistant and Great Britain international, will now help newly appointed head coach Richard Marshall prepare the team ahead of next season.
Orr said: “I think this is a really good move for me, working with Rich. He’s an enthusiastic young coach.
“I’ve been speaking to Rich over the past few days and I’ll be focusing on coaching the attack. We have the same philosophy on a lot of things, but we’re also willing to challenge each other.
He added: “My mum’s a huge Salford supporter too, so when I told her I was joining, she actually cried.”
Orr revealed in an exclusive RDTV interview, which supporters can watch HERE, that his parents met while his dad was playing for Salford in 1970.
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Head coach Richard Marshall said: “I’m really pleased to have Danny working alongside me.
“I spent some time at Castleford when I was head coach at Halifax and he was part of a strong coaching team there.
“I could see how he worked and helped develop the players. He’s an experienced assistant in Super league and will have input in our back play and attack.
“He also has a sound knowledge on defensive systems and kicking too. Taking all that into account, it’s a really good fit for our coaching team and I’m excited to see him develop further here.”
Supporters can get behind the new coaching staff, by purchasing 2021 season tickets early. Adult prices have been reduced across all areas, making it even more affordable to watch the team in action. Further details can be found HERE.
Director of rugby and operations Ian Blease said: “The insight Danny will offer from his years of experience in Super League as an assistant coach and a player will be invaluable to our group.
“He has close ties to the Club and has already bought into what we want to achieve.
“Richard knows him well and I am excited to see how the team performs next season, under their guidance.”
Salford Red Devils coach Paul Rowley will continue his involvement with the Club, directing his primary focus towards transition, player pathways and talent identification.