Brian McDermott agrees five-year extension as Toronto boss

Toronto Head Coach Brian McDermott has pledged his long-term future to the Canadian side, signing a new five-year deal. 

The 49-year old arrived at the club in November 2018 and has lost just one of his 29 competitive games in charge.

He helped Toronto reach Super League in his first full season and is now set to take charge of the Wolfpack until the end of the 2024 season.

Discussing his extension, McDermott said: “I came to the Wolfpack with a clear purpose and thankfully as a team we were able to achieve those goals in 2019.

“From the moment I walked through the doors here I knew we had great people and that as a Club, we could go anywhere.

“The biggest attraction the Club has to me is its unique status. It’s the first transatlantic sports team and I think anyone would want to be involved in anything that’s a ‘first’.

“While five years is a long contract and a massive commitment, it makes sense as the Club needs long-term coaching that will see systems and processes being put in place on an off the field in the pursuit of continued success.

“The Wolfpack is here for the long term. We’re aware of how big the task ahead of us is but we’re also aware of just how exciting it is that we’re giving ourselves a genuine chance to affect and change Rugby League in both Canada and the UK. This is a dynamic that only our club has.”

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