New challenge for Sheens as he takes over Hull KR head coaching role

Tim Sheens

Tim Sheens fans will be keeping a close eye on his progress, with the veteran coach signing on as the new Hull KR coach for the next three seasons.

Regarded as one of the best modern day coaches in the game, Sheens has had experience at both club and international level. The appointment of Sheens as coach has no bearing on whether Hull KR qualify for the Super 8’s qualifiers.

Sheens admits that leaving Salford was a not an easy decision but to coach once more was always something he wanted to do.

“The decision to leave Salford was not easy but my passion has always been to coach and so I thank Hull KR for such an opportunity,” said Sheens.

“I’d also like to thank Marwan Koukash for giving me the chance to work in Super League.

“Given that the current competition is still in progress, for me it’s business as usual with Ian and the team at Salford before I take up my new post at Hull KR.”

The experience that Sheens brings to the table as club chairman Neil Hudgell pleased and excited at what lies ahead for Hull KR.

“Tim is a proven winner and hugely experienced at both club and international level. He is strong on discipline and culture, whilst his profile within the sport and connections back in Australia will boost recruitment,” said Hudgell.

“His appointment is the second piece in the jigsaw within our five-year plan and he’ll work closely alongside Jamie Peacock at the club.

“Part of Tim’s remit here will be to help nurture another head coach to take over when he leaves to give us the platform and continuity we need.

“Given the current situation the two clubs are in with the Super 8s Qualifiers, it wouldn’t be appropriate to comment further at this stage.”

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