Lee Greenwood has beaten off strong competition to land the head coaches job at Dewsbury Rams.
The 38-year-old admits he was surprised to beat off 41 other candidates to land the job but is relishing the chance to take the club forward next season.
Greenwood said: “I wasn’t expecting to get the job. There were a good amount of candidates.
“I know there were a lot of people who applied for the job. Dewsbury is a good club so there was a lot of interest in the position.
“I speak honestly in the changing rooms and in interviews, I did that when I spoke to the board. Obviously they heard some of the stuff I was saying and liked it.
“Everywhere you go it is a challenge, whether you are a club down at the bottom fighting against relegation or a team at the top with a big budget going for promotion.
“This division has its own challenges as does every league. We at this club are no different, we aren’t going to set ourselves a league position to then fail. We’ll just see what happens and work as hard as we can.”
“I have done the hard yards, coaching at Siddal then going to an assistant role, and then I got a head coach job with Gloucestershire. I feel like I have done my own kind of apprenticeship and I am ready for the next step up.”