ST.HELENS have appointed Head of High Performance (and former Assistant Coach under Daniel Anderson) Mike Rush as Acting Head Coach. Keiron Cunningham has been appointed Assistant Coach.
Current Head Coach Royce Simmons and Assistant Coach Kieron Purtill have stepped down.
Chairman Eamonn McManus stated: “Our season has got off to a difficult start and it is best to make change sooner rather than later. We have every faith in Mike Rush and Keiron Cunningham. They each know the Club inside out and have all the experience together to take us forward.
“I would like to go on record to pay genuine tribute to Royce Simmons. He is a fantastic person, and of absolute character and integrity, who has given everything to the Club.
“I am sure that everyone at the Club joins me in thanking him sincerely for all his work and dedication and to wish him and his family well for the future.
“Our sentiments are the same with Kieron Purtill. Force of circumstance has reconstituted change.”