Castleford in no hurry to appoint new head coach

Steve Gill.
Steve Gill.

Castleford Tigers chief executive Steve Gill insists the club will not be rushed into the appointment of a head coach although they have drawn up a shortlist of candidates to take over from Ian Millward.

Danny Orr remains in temporary charge for the Tetley’s Challenge Cup fourth-round tie against Leeds at Headingley while the Tigers weigh up their options, including Stuart Raper’s offer to return to the club to assist Orr for the rest of the season.

Gill told Super League TV: “We’re well into it. We’ve had quite a few applications and we’ve pulled a few names out.

“At the moment we’re quite happy with Danny and Richard Tunningley who are holding the reins and we’ve also had an offer from Stuart Raper which I’m considering.

“I’ve got to get it right. I don’t believe it’s something I need to rush into.”

Gill would like to choose a British coach when the permanent appointment is made.

He said: “My preference - and it’s not necessarily the preference of the board of directors - is for a British coach.

“I want someone who can put some structure back into the club and have some input into the development of players.”