Return to coaching seems unlikely, admits Brian Noble

Former Great Britain and Super League coach Brian Noble has admitted a return to management is unlikely in the future.

The 57-year-old won three Super League titles, three World Club Challenges, one League Leaders’ Shield and a Challenge Cup during his time at Bradford Bulls between 2001-06.

Noble has been director of rugby at Toronto Wolfpack since 2016, and despite his abundance of success at a managerial level, he admits that those days might well be behind him.

“Playing is the best thing that you can ever do,” he told loverugbyleague.com. “I was lucky to enough to play for 20 years; I probably should’ve retired after 10 but I carried on.

“Coaching is the second-best thing that you are ever going to do in rugby league. It’s great to get into and I’ve dabbled into the administrative side now. It’s enjoyable and less stressful in all honesty!”

Despite this, Noble is refusing to fully rule out a return to the coaching scene if the situation arises further down the line.

He joked: “If I feel the desire to work 90 hours a week rather than the 60 hours what I’m doing now, then I’ll look to get back into coaching!”

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