Shaun Edwards: I’ve not signed a contract with Wigan

Shaun Edwards has revealed he agreed to become Wigan’s head coach from 2020, but he has not signed a contract with the Warriors.

The 52-year-old will leave his post as Wales’ defensive coach after the Rugby Union World Cup this autumn.

And the Wigan legend has revealed he will be unemployed later this year, despite previously agreeing a three-year deal with reigning Super League champions Wigan to take over as head coach from Adrian Lam from 2020.

“On my future, my next step really is to sign a contract, I haven’t signed a contract with anybody yet,” Edwards told Press Association Sport.

“I haven’t signed a contract. The only team I’m not going to go to is Wales, because the new coach [Wayne Pivac] is going in a different direction. He wants to do something different, so that’s where I’m at, at the moment.  So, as it stands, come the end of the World Cup I’m unemployed. So that’s where I am.

“I agreed with Wigan and thought we would sign a contract. But then Wigan said, ‘it’s okay, we’ll sign one later’, and I thought that was unusual. And that was nine months ago.

“I agreed to go to Wigan, but I never signed a contract. I’ll consider all offers, league, union. All I can say is that I haven’t signed anything with anybody.”

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