Sean O’Loughlin tipped to be a ‘world class’ head coach in future

Sean O'Loughlin
Sean O'Loughlin will be a part of Wigan's coaching staff again in 2022. Photo courtesy of John Baldwin

Sean O’Loughlin has been tipped to be a ‘world class’ head coach in the future by Wigan assistant Lee Briers.

O’Loughlin enjoyed a 19-year career with Wigan, having made his debut in in 2002. The England and Great Britain international retired at the end of the 2020 campaign, finishing his career with 459 professional games. 

He won ten major honours with the DW Stadium side, and linked up with the club as their assistant coach post-retirement.

Briers, who made his debut in 1997, knows exactly what O’Loughlin is all about having played against him for almost two decades.

Now, the Warrington legend is glad he and O’Loughlin are fighting from the same corner.

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“He’s quality. The man’s a legend for Wigan and a legend for England,” said Briers.

“I had so much respect playing against him. But now, we’re fighting together and I’m glad I’ve got him in my corner. 

“He’s going to be a world class coach if he wants to be a head coach. He’s got that ora about him. 

“This is the big thing; when you’re world class at something, you don’t have to be big headed. Sean is so humble. No ego, and that’s what makes him class.”

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Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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