Iestyn Harris: Salford Red Devils exit was 'right time' and mutual

Salford needs time to build - Harris

Former coach Iestyn Harris says it was "the right time" to leave Salford Red Devils following his departure by mutual agreement earlier this month.

Harris, 39, was absent through illness according to owner Marwan Koukash before his exit was confirmed.

The former Wales boss had been in charge since succeeding Brian Noble in April 2014.

"It was certainly mutual, we agreed it was the right way to part," Harris told the BBC Super League Show.

"They're a great set of players, the players were great to work with and there were some key players for me I've enjoyed working with.

"There's a right time to part with a club and that was the right time."

Despite high-profile additions such as Kevin Locke, Weller Hauraki and Ben Jones-Bishop last winter, the 2015 season never really ignited for Salford.

Failure to make the top eight put pressure on Harris's position, and even after his departure they are yet to confirm their Super League place next term in The Qualifiers.

"It was frustrating, we had a key period in the season I felt we could have kicked on around Easter but we picked up injuries and lost games in a cluster," added Harris.

"I'm a bit disappointed with how it worked out."

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