FORMER Warrington Wolves assistant coach Richard Marshall has landed a head coaching role in Super League.

Marshall, who has been on the coaching staff at St Helens for the past 18 months helping them to back-to-back Super League titles, has been named as Ian Watson's replacement at Salford Red Devils.

He spent several years on Tony Smith's coaching staff at The Halliwell Jones Stadium before leaving in 2015 to become head coach at Halifax.

“I’m really excited about joining the club. I’ve been really impressed by the organisation and everyone I’ve met," Marshall told Salford's official website.

“The ambition of the club aligns with my own, which makes this a perfect role for me.

“I learned a lot in recent years, from Justin Holbrook and Kristian Woolf at St Helens and as a head coach in my own right, so I think I’ve got the skills necessary to be successful.

“Now, I can’t wait to meet all the players and get stuck into pre-season.”