Justin Holbrook keen to renew St Helens deal

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook is hoping to sit down to discuss terms over a contract extension at the club in the coming weeks.

Holbrook, 43, has an 80% win record since arriving as coach in May 2017, leading the club to last season’s League Leaders’ Shield.

His current deal runs out at the end of the year and Saints are keen for him to commit, amidst almost certain interest from NRL clubs.

He said: “We’ve had a quick couple of games but I’ve sat down and had a quick chat with Eamonn (McManus) and he said he wants me to stay.

“I said absolutely, so we will sit down in a couple of weeks and see where we’re at.

“We’ve had a lot of big games happening, so hopefully in a week or two we can sit down and have a chat.”

St Helens host Wakefield in the Challenge Cup on Saturday, hoping to reach the semi-finals double-header at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Holbrook’s men lost in both the Challenge Cup semi-finals and Super League play-off semi-finals.