Sean Long: Salford Red Devils coach 'leaves' the club

Sean Long
Long won the Super League Grand Final four times at St Helens

Sean Long has left Salford Red Devils seven months after re-joining the club, according to owner Marwan Koukash.

The 38-year-old returned to Salford in March to work in a consultancy role after leaving London Broncos.

Long previously spent 18 months as assistant coach, but left after Brian Noble was appointed head coach.

"The club has reluctantly agreed to Sean Long's request to leave the club with immediate effect," Koukash revealed on his Twitter account.external-link

The former Great Britain scrum-half enjoyed a successful playing career in Super League with Wigan, Widnes, St Helens and Hull FC.

Long has been linked with a move back to Saintsexternal-link to become part of new head coach Keiron Cunningham's backroom staff.

"I personally feel very disappointed," added Koukash.

"He knows why he is leaving and I wish him all the best. We won't take him back again."