FORMER Saints assistant coach Richard Marshall has joined Warrington as their new academy head coach on a three-year contract.

Marshall, 46, assisted both Justin Holbrook and Kristian Woolf in two Grand Final winning campaigns.

He became Salford head coach last September but was sacked after less than 12 months in the job.

He began his coaching career at the Wire, where he led the club's under 20s to Grand Final success in 2010.

He also worked under Tony Smith as assistant coach before going on to coach Halifax before joining Saints.

Marshall fills the role vacated by Paul Anderson, who has joined the Rugby Football League as head of pathways.

"I'm really excited to get started," he said. "I know the town, I know the people associated with the club and I know a number of players within the academy and I'm excited about the opportunity to develop our own home-grown players.

"It's really important for the town that we do that. There's a lot of talent in the area and we want to be bringing those players through and developing them."