Brian Noble in contention for Salford City Reds coach role

Noble confirms Salford interest

Brian Noble has confirmed he is in the running to replace Phil Veivers as head coach of Super League side Salford.

The former Great Britain team boss has not held a coaching position since leaving Crusaders in 2010.

"I know there are other quality candidates in the frame," Noble told the BBC's Super League Show. "Certainly I'm one of those candidates."

Noble watched as a guest of the club's ambitious new owner, Dr Marwan Koukash.

The pair appeared together during a BBC Radio 5 Live special on 20 March, during which

"It's very humbling for someone to say something so nice," added 52-year-old Noble. "The process takes place in private and it should because the future of the club is at stake.

"They've got to get the right person for the job. They've got to look at all the credentials and make sure whoever goes in there not only fits the picture for the short term, but fits the picture for the years to come and the ambition that Dr Koukash has."

After a successful playing career during which he captained Great Britain, Noble moved into coaching with Bradford and led the Bulls to three Grand Final victories (2001, 2003 and 2005), three World Club Championships (2002, 2004 and 2006) and one Challenge Cup win (2003).

A move to Wigan followed in 2006, but he was unable to win any silverware in his four seasons with the Warriors, while he took Crusaders into the Super League play-offs in his only season with the Welsh outfit.

Australian Veivers, who served as assistant to Noble at both Bradford and Wigan, was but Salford are currently bottom of Super League with one win from their first eight matches.

Interim coach Alan Hunte, who has taken charge of the Reds for their last three matches, has said he