CASTLEFORD Tigers have confirmed who will lead their side from next year, when current head coach Daryl Powell joins Warrington Wolves.

Former Hull FC boss Lee Radford has been announced as the new Tigers head coach on a two-year deal starting from 2022.

Radford won back-to-back Challenge Cup titles as Hull head coach in 2016 and 2017 - the former at the expense of The Wire - before leaving his post partway through last season.

“I’m really excited for the opportunity with a fantastic club and I’m really looking forward to taking up the challenge," he said.

“I like what the club is about, from the outside it is a hardworking, honest, hard-faced club and I think you know what you’re getting when you come here. I think all those descriptions suit me down to the ground.

“I’m very aware of the brand of rugby that is played at this ground and it’s one I’m looking forward to having an effect on as well.

“How they play the brand of rugby they play here, I’ve always enjoyed watching it from the outside, I’ve always enjoyed coming up against it and trying to stop it.”

“The job Daryl has done has been great over the years, as a club they have been in that tier of the best of the rest behind a Wigan and Saints, and ultimately trying to break that ceiling is going to be what the challenge is.

“I wouldn’t be coming here if I didn’t have aspirations to break that ceiling of what is the top couple of sides in the competition at the moment.

"That is something we will be working tirelessly as a club and as a group to achieve.”

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