Perhaps a surprise to some, St Helens have appointed Justin Holbrook as their new head coach on a two-and-a-half-year contract.
Looking for a new coach after the sacking of Kieron Cunningham, the club’s search took them overseas as well as national, on the lookout for a coach that is the right fit for their club and their goals.
In the end, a recent interview conducted with Holbrook was enough to convince the club that he was the man for the role.
“We are delighted to secure Justin; he is widely experienced and has a track record of coaching at the highest level,” Mike Rush, the club’s chief executive.
“He impressed us with his knowledge of the British game and his work with younger players,” Rush added.
Holbrook himself is looking forward to the role ahead and is well aware of the rich history of the club.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to be the head coach of St Helens. The club has a rich and proud history and I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity,” Holbrook said.
“St Helens are one of the top teams in the Super League competition with a history of success. I will be working hard to continue that tradition and I cannot wait to get started.”