Salford target Harris, Flanagan
Salford could be set to reunite Wales head coach Iestyn Harris with his old Crusaders boss Brian Noble at the AJ Bell Stadium.
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Red Devils chairman Marwan Koukash is looking to shake up the team following their disappointing run of results and has confirmed that Harris, currently assistant to Shaun Wane at Wigan, and Australian Shane Flanagan are potential additions to the club's backroom staff.
It is not thought Noble's position at the club is threatened, although his contract is up at the end of the year.
"I am looking at strengthening Brian's hands by adding to the coaching staff," said Koukash, who is also considering changes to the playing personnel in the wake of Friday's 30-8 Super League defeat at Hull.
"I did not come into the sport to see us beaten 30-8, especially after beating Castleford the previous week," Koukash said.
"We have taken one step forward and two steps back and that is not acceptable.
"If anybody is not performing or not trying, there is no place in the team for them."
Koukash, who took over last year's wooden spoonists just over 12 months ago, brought in 14 new players at the start of the season and set them a target of finishing in the top four in 2014 but they are currently outside the top eight after winning just one of their last four matches.
Noble appointed Andy Hay and Stuart Donlan as his assistants and recently welcomed back Sean Long as a coaching consultant.
Harris, 37, who played under Noble for both Bradford and Great Britain and worked alongside him at Crusaders in 2010 before succeeding him as head coach, is thought to be out of contract at Wigan at the end of the year.
Koukash said he had not yet spoken to Wigan but confirmed that Harris is "under consideration".
Flanagan, 48, was appointed as head coach of Cronulla in 2010 but is currently suspended following an investigation into the club's supplements programme during the 2011 NRL season.
"It's a strong possibility that Flanagan could be joining us on a consultancy basis to help us out," Koukash said. "His manager is a good friend of mine and he knows how to build structures.
"We need to be developing our own players and he is the ideal person to advise us on this."
In the short term, Koukash is hoping for a big improvement from his side when they return to Hull on Thursday night for a Tetley's Challenge Cup fourth-round tie.
"It's the biggest game of the season so far and there will be a number of players who have not done themselves justice who will have the chance to put it right," he said.