Six potential candidates to be next Warrington head coach

We’ve picked six potential candidates to take over the head coaching role at Warrington in 2022.

On Wednesday, Warrington announced that Steve Price would leave his job as head coach of the Wolves when his contract expires at the end of the season to return to Australia with his family.

READ: Steve Price to leave Warrington at end of season

Warrington chairman Stuart Middleton says the club will now start a thorough process to ensure they find the right person to take the Wolves forward from 2022.

We’ve taken a look at six potential candidates for the role…

Shaun Wane

Wane is currently head coach of England and is preparing for the Rugby League World Cup which takes place on home soil later this year.

The 56-year-old has yet to take charge of an England game yet due to the pandemic but he has an impressive coaching CV, having won three Super League titles, a Challenge Cup and a World Club Challenge in his time as coach of hometown club Wigan.

Lee Briers

Briers is a club legend at Warrington, having made 425 appearances the the Wolves between 1998-2013.

The former Wales international won three Challenge Cups as a player, including the Lance Todd Trophy in 2010. Briers has been on the coaching staff at Warrington for several years now.

Paul Green

Green guided North Queensland Cowboys to their first NRL title in 2015 before stepping down from his role midway through last season.

The Australian has signed a one-year deal to coach Queensland in this year’s State of Origin series. He is a very highly regarded coach in the game.

Andrew Henderson

Henderson enjoyed an illustrious playing career in both hemispheres and represented Scotland on the international stage 22 times.

Since hanging up hits boots in 2015, the 41-year-old has gone on to forge a successful coaching career, starting with London Broncos as a head coach before linking up with Warrington as an assistant ahead of the 2018 campaign, where he has been ever since.

Brian McDermott

McDermott is a highly successful coach, having won four Super League titles, a League Leaders’ Shield, two Challenge Cups and a World Club Challenge while in charge of Leeds between 2011-18.

He is the current head coach of Toronto Wolfpack, but it is unclear whether they will return. McDermott coached Harlequins before he joined the Rhinos and also coached the USA at the 2017 World Cup.

Shane Flanagan

Flanagan won an NRL Premiership with Cronulla Sharks in 2016, with Price working as an assistant to him.

Flanagan, who won 102 of his 186 games in charge of Cronulla, is not allowed to be a head coach again in the NRL until 2022 after a suspension breach in 2014. He has recently been assistant coach at St George Illawarra Dragons.

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