Paul Rowley priced new joint-favourite to land Warrington Wolves job alongside recently sacked NRL coach

Josh McAllister
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Salford Red Devils head coach Paul Rowley has been priced as the new joint-favourite to land the vacant Warrington Wolves role.

Super League sponsor’s Betfred have the 48-year-old former Toronto Wolfpack boss priced alongside recently sacked NRL coach Anthony Griffin as joint-favourites.

Rowley led Salford to the semi-finals in his debut season in charge last year, falling short to eventual-four-peat champions St Helens, who defeated Leeds Rhinos at Old Trafford.

The coach has been handling one of the smallest budgets, resources and squads in the Super League competition, but sit just two points away from the play-offs in seventh position.

Number one target Justin Holbrook has turned down an offer to sign a three-year deal with Sydney Roosters as an assistant coach from the 2024 season.

Former St Helens boss and 2019 Grand Final winning coach Holbrook, 47, was reportedly interviewed for the job on Tuesday but has turned down a ‘lucrative’ contract to remain in the NRL under Trent Robinson.

Paul Rowley & Anthony Griffin priced joint-favourites 

Meanwhile, Griffin, 56, was sacked by St George Illawarra Dragons earlier in May after a run of six successive defeats.

He became the first casualty in the 2023 NRL season, with Ryan Carr appointed interim coach and Shane Flanagan set to take over as head coach in 2024.

Griffin coached the Dragons to 22 wins and 35 losses from 57 games, having been appointed in September 2020.

The Red V side finished outside the finals in his debut season in charge, and again last season in 10th position, with 12 wins from 24.

He has also coached Brisbane Broncos and Penrith Panthers in Australia.

South Sydney Rabbitohs assistant coach and former Cronulla Sharks boss John Morris has also entered the mix, priced at 12/1 alongside Lee Briers and Sam Burgess.

England and NRL legend Sam Burgess has also become a potential target for the Wire, according to reports in Australia.

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