Adrian Lam given Wigan deal for 2020

Adrian Lam has signed a one-year contract extension as Wigan coach for the 2020 season.

Lam, 48, took over as an interim appointment before club legend Shaun Edwards was due to take over, only for him to renege on the deal and remain with Wales rugby union.

The Papua New Guinea international has since stabilised the Warriors’ season, which had threaten to become embroiled by off-field incidents, and they are now firmly in a play-off place.

Lam said: “I am very honoured and privileged to remain on as Head Coach of the Wigan Warriors for the 2020 Season.

I have great memories as a player at our great Club and I look forward to creating more in the future as Coach.

“As Coach, I am most looking forward to developing and bringing through the next generation of young Wigan players and help progress the style of play which we have built on for the 2019 season

“I would personally like to thank our Wigan fans and the Club for your support through the 2019 season.”

Lam spent four years with Wigan as a player, winning the Challenge Cup in 2002.

Warriors Executive Director, Kris Radlinski: “With many off-field distractions, Adrian has done well to steady the ship and climb the Betfred Super League table.

“Throughout the season Adrian has known exactly where he stands. An interim Head Coach was not an ideal position, but he dealt with what was a very difficult situation well with integrity and class.

“With this announcement out of the way, he can concentrate on a strong end to the season and put plans in place for next season. We’re happy to have Adrian with us for 2019 and beyond.”

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