Tigers job interviews underway

Tigers chief executive Richard Wright.
Tigers chief executive Richard Wright.

CASTLEFORD Tigers have started interviewing candidates for the job of head coach and expect to be able to announce the successor to Terry Matterson within the next month.

Chief executive Richard Wright told the Express that interest in the Tigers job had been big with 19 applicants in all putting their name forward to be considered.

He said: “At the moment we’re continuing to do research and interview prospective coaches.

“We’re in the process of it, but there’s not a lot we can say until we get to the end of it.

“There’s a need to appoint a new coach as quickly as possible because we do need to make sure we recruit players for next year, but we also have to make sure we do it thoroughly and get the right man.

“It could be anything from two weeks to a month before we complete the process and are ready to announce the new man.

“We’ve had 19 applications for the job and some good candidates as well. There’s been tremendous interest in the job.

“What’s coming across in the interviews is the appreciation of the tremendous crop of young talent we’ve got coming through.”

“It’s making the job very attractive and coaches love to work with quality young players.”

Current coach Matterson is leaving at the end of the season after six years in charge.

l Tickets for Castleford Tigers’ Carnegie Challenge Cup semi-final against Leeds Rhinos at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium on Sunday, August 7 went on sale to season ticket holders yesterday before general sale begins tomorrow at 9am.

Prices are £20-28 for adults and £10-14 concessions with tickets available from the club shops in Carlton Lanes Shopping Centre and at the ground as well as online at www.castigers.com from tomorrow. Coach travel is also available at £8 each and this can be booked through the club shop. For ticketing inquiries, contact 01977 555336.