Shaun Wane’s advice to new Wigan Head Coach Matt Peet

Wigan coach Matt Peet
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Former Wigan Head Coach Shaun Wane has urged the new man in charge Matt Peet to enjoy the role.

Peet got the job, succeeding Adrian Lam back in October. He had been an assistant at the club, and was promoted from within.

Wane will also be at the club, having returned in an advisory role. He will combine this with his role in charge of the England Men’s team. He had his spell has Head Coach between 2012 and 2018, where he helped the club to three Super League titles.

In an interview with Wigan TV, Wane said about Peet: “My advice to him was you need to enjoy it. It’s your dream job, and I can’t tell you how pumped he is to get the job. I remember the feeling when I got the job.

“But he has to enjoy it. It may sound strange, but don’t try too hard. Don’t put too much out on training- everything must be measured and have a point. There must be a reason for everything.

“I have a conscience- a very strong one. I love Matty and Lockers (Sean O’Loughlin). If it weren’t the right fit for us, I would have no hesitation in saying it’s not right.

“Matty I rate so much it’s untrue. His qualities are his attention to detail, his desire to learn and he’s a good bloke – he works really hard.

“The chance for me working and overseeing the coaching staff massively excited me. We have an exciting coach, no question.”

Wigan’s start confirmed

Wigan will start the 2022 season away to Hull KR on Friday 11th February. Meanwhile, their first home game will be up against Leeds Rhinos a week later at the DW Stadium.

Peet will be hoping to guide Wigan to better in 2022, after an early playoff exit in 2021. The Warriors also had the lowest points-per-game of any Super League side last year.

He will be guided by assistant coaches Sean O’Loughlin and Lee Briers, as well as getting advice from Wane.

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