Daryl Powell signed a new contract with Castleford… and the club’s CEO is now hoping that silverware will follow.
The Tigers chief put pen to paper on a new deal that will see him stay at the club until the end of the 2020 season.
Powell, who joined the club in 2013, has taken the club from the bottom of Super League to top four contenders and Challenge Cup finalists.
After penning a new deal, Steve Gill has challenged Powell to bring trophies to the club in the next four seasons.
“What we’d like to achieve, and there’s no given right to expect it, is to win trophies,” he told League Express
“When we first got together, it was a case of avoiding relegation, then we set out a course of being a regular top eight side over the next number of years, and then it was top six.
“We’ve achieved that pretty quickly, but now we want to establish ourselves as a top four side, so we can get ourselves into finals and semi-finals and be challenging the big boys.”
Gill continued: “Daryl is certainly one of the best coaches in Super League, and he’s certainly the best fit for us.
“He buys into the ethos of our club. Whenever he talks, it’s about Castleford. In the past we’ve had some coaches who haven’t bought into the club, but Daryl understands out values, our expectations and our ethos.
“I remember when I went to interview him for the job at his house. I didn’t really know him from Adam as I’d never met him, but within five minutes of speaking to him I knew he was the man for the job, and that has never changed.
“When he speaks, it’s almost hypnotic, you can feel yourself buying into everything he says. We’re very thankful to have him at our club.”
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