Millward planning top-flight return with Salford after applying to assist McRae
Thursday 16 September 2010
Ian Millward could be on his way back to Super League with Salford. The former St Helens and Wigan coach, now in his second spell with the Championship club, Leigh, has applied for the job of assistant to Shaun McRae.
Millward was highly successful at Saints but less so during a short stint with Wigan, before returning to his native Australia for jobs at North Queensland and Canberra. He is under contract at Leigh, but they now have no prospect of Super League status until 2015 at the earliest and would be unlikely to be able to keep him.
McRae likewise has another year left on his contract at Salford, but it would be hard to avoid the impression that Millward would be a head coach in waiting. The City Reds, desperate to make an impact in their last season at The Willows, have already recruited heavily in the player market for next year.
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