THERE was mixed news for two former Warrington Wolves assistant coaches today.

Willie Poching has been given the head coaching role at Wakefield Trinity permanently, but Richard Marshall has left his position at Salford Red Devils boss after just one season.

Both worked together at The Halliwell Jones Stadium as assistants under Tony Smith until 2014, when both departed to be replaced in part by Richard Agar.

Poching took over as interim head coach at Wakefield following Chris Chester's departure and led them to five wins from their final seven games, including a 28-22 win over The Wire in his first game in charge.

“I’m extremely proud to sit in this seat and be the head coach of this team," he said.

“It’s the club of the city that I’ve lived in and have done for a long time, with such an illustrious history, a fantastic board and support crew.

“There has been a lot of success at this club, but not for a little while and to be able to lead that now and try to chase that, is a challenge that I’m ready for.

"I’m extremely pleased and deeply honoured.”

For Marshall, however, his first experience of a Super League head coaching role has lasted just one year.

Under his guidance, Salford finished 11th in the Super League table.

"Salford Red Devils can confirm that Richard Marshall has left the club by mutual consent," a club statement read.

"Arriving from St. Helens last year where he was assistant coach, Marshall took the reins at Salford ahead of the 2021 Betfred Super League season, which the Red Devils finished in 11th place.

"Salford Red Devils would like to thank Richard Marshall for his efforts this season and we wish him and his family all the best for the future."