Workington coach Chris Thorman has signed a new three-year contract with the club.
Thorman had other opportunities in the game which would have seen him depart Town at the end of the season – but he has decided to stay at Derwent Park.
He said: “There has been a lot of speculation and a lot of people make up what they don’t know.
“I’ve been linked with a number of jobs and haven’t hidden the fact that I’ve communicated with other people in rugby league.
“There were some other opportunities but the appeal to me was being a head coach. I’ve been an assistant in Super League for a long time but as head coach, you’re the one who is accountable and make the executive decisions.
“The appeal of being the head coach at this club going forward is something that I couldn’t refuse; if I left now it would have felt like unfinished business.”
Workington chairman Les Smallwood added: “Chris has demonstrated very quickly why he is held in such high regard in the rugby league game.
“He has shown over the last few months that his playing and coaching experience is extensive and he very quickly steadied the ship midway through the season.”