Salford to name new coach on Monday

Salford City Reds will unveil their new coach on Monday morning.

The Reds, who are bottom of Super League, sacked former coach Karl Harrison on 22 May.

Salford have finished interviewing candidates for the post and will make a final decision on who will replace Harrison on Sunday.

Former Hull and St Helens boss Shaun McRae is favourite to get the job, although Reds assistant Jimmy Lowes is also in the frame.

Salford parted company with Harrison after winning just three of their first 14 games in Super League XII.

It was a remarkable turnaround in fortunes for a side who had made the play-offs in 2006 for the first time in their history.

It was also a surprising fall from grace for Harrison, who was being talked about as a future coach of Great Britain.

The Reds eventually dispensed with his services after a humiliating 66-6 loss to Catalans Dragons.

Director of football Steve Simms took over as caretaker coach, steering the club to an impressive win over Huddersfield and a narrow loss to St Helens.