Former Great Britain international Martin Gleeson has returned to Warrington Wolves in an advisory role for the rest of the season, specialising in the team’s attack.
The two-time Super League Grand Final winner will be with the Wire until the end of the season, with him taking up an opportunity overseas at the end of the year.
Gleeson will support interim head coach Gary Chambers and assistant Richard Marshall as Super League enters the business end of the season.
The 43-year-old enjoyed a stellar playing career at the top level, including five seasons with Warrington, making 117 appearances in the primrose and blue.
Following his retirement from playing in 2014, Gleeson has gone on to become a highly-rated coach in both rugby codes, having impressed during his time with Salford Red Devils, Wasps and the England Rugby Union national team.
On re-joining Wire, Gleeson said: “I’m happy to come back to the club and help in any way I can to support the team tactically for the rest of the season.
“Me and Chambo (Gary Chambers) go back a long way and I’ve got a lot of friends at the club.
“There’s a really good team at Warrington that’s probably just down on a bit of confidence at the moment.
“I want to help get them back playing to their potential.”
‘His expertise and knowledge will prove invaluable’ – Warrington Wolves interim head coach on Martin Gleeson
Wigan-born Gleeson enjoyed an impressive playing career, making more than 350 career appearances for Great Britain, England, Swinton, Huddersfield, St Helens, Warrington, Wigan, Hull FC and Salford.
Gleeson won 26 caps on the international stage for Great Britain and England as well as representing Lancashire.
Gleeson won two Super League titles and a Challenge Cup during his playing career as well as playing for England in the 2008 World Cup.
In addition, Gleeson made the Super League Dream Team on two occasions as well as captaining Salford in 2013.
On Gleeson’s new role with Warrington, interim head coach Gary Chambers said: “As a club it’s important to have someone to call on like Martin.
“His expertise and knowledge will prove invaluable over the coming weeks in supporting the team to ensure that we finish the season as strongly as possible.”
Warrington have a week off this week due to the Challenge Cup final at Wembley, with their next game against Leeds on Saturday, August 20.