Salford City Reds: Alan Hunte unsure of coaching future

Interim coach Alan Hunte has said he has "no idea" if Salford City Reds are close to appointing a permanent successor to Phil Veivers.

Hunte, the club's head of youth development, has taken charge of Salford's last three matches.

Brian Noble, who has been strongly linked with the role, was at Friday's 14-10 defeat by St Helens as a guest of Reds owner Dr Marwan Koukash.

"The decision is out of my hands," Hunte told BBC Radio Manchester.

"When I stepped in, they said that I was in the running, so I guess I'm on interview day in and day out. But I'm not worrying about it.

"Myself and 'Longy' [assistant coach Sean Long] will be preparing, as we always do, for the next game and that's all we can do."

Salford results under Hunte

10 March: Wakefield 23-23 Salford

15 March: Salford 4-46 Warrington

22 March: St Helens 14-10 Salford

Hunte has stated that he would like to be considered for the job on a permanent basis.

The Reds were unable to end a winless run at St Helens that stretches back to January 1980 but came close to a surprise victory at Langtree Park.

"It's frustrating for all of us at the club that our performances haven't been to that standard week in and week out," added Hunte.

"We've got to try and make sure the lads gain a bit of faith from that and take it into the next game. Unfortunately it's against [leaders] Huddersfield so it doesn't get any easier."