‘Results speak for themselves’: Head Coach Phil Veivers sacked by Salford City Reds

By Colin Henrys

Phil Veivers was sacked by Salford City Reds this morning after their fourth defeat in five matches.

The club has undergone major change off the pitch since Dr Marwan Koukash took over as owner last month.

However results on the pitch have been poor and after Friday’s heavy 38-4 home reverse to fellow strugglers London Broncos on Friday night, the club decided to part company with Veivers.

Chief Executive Ed Farish said in a statement: “The results speak for themselves and it was felt a change must be made to allow our progression to continue on the field as well as off it.

“We have had to look at the whole business and what is right for the Club.

“In the last month we have undergone major changes with the departures of Director of Football Steve Simms and Commercial Director Tina Wilkinson.

“We thank Phil for his efforts during an extremely difficult close season and wish him all the best for the future.”

Australian-born Veivers, 48, was appointed in November 2011 and led them to an 11th-place finish in last year’s Super League.

Head of Youth Development Alan Hunte will now step in as interim coach ahead of the Red Devils’ visit to Wakefield Trinity Wildcats next week.

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