Noble linked with Broncos ahead of Leigh Cup clash

Brian Noble is being linked with London Broncos
Brian Noble is being linked with London Broncos
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LONDON Broncos could have a new coach by the time they play Leigh in the Challenge Cup next Friday.

Former Great Britain boss Brian Noble could be set to return to coaching after revealing he is in discussions with the Broncos.

Noble was sacked as Salford coach in April of last year and rejected the chance to become a director of football role at the club.

The Broncos were relegated from Super League last year and last week coach Joey Grima stepped down a day after they lost at Leigh, leaving Andrew Henderson in caretaker charge.

And 54-year-old Noble has now revealed he in on the brink of taking a position with the capital club who have won two and lost two of their four league fixtures this season.

“There’s an element of truth in the rumour. It’s not done yet but I’m hoping it can be done,” he told BBC Radio Five Live Sports Extra.

“I’m a big fan of Andrew Henderson. We’ve worked together and I like his talent as a coach.

“I think he should be the coach but if he needs my assistance in some way, I think it would be something I could probably do.

“We’re clearly not over the line but we’re in discussions.”

He added: “I’ve always been a fan and an advocate of rugby league in the capital but there are challenges that come with that so it would be interesting to have a closer view of it and see what could be done.”