Steve Price to leave Warrington at end of season

James Gordon

Steve Price head coach of Warrington Wolves arrives at the Halliwell Jones Stadium ahead of kick-off

STEVE Price will leave his job as head coach of Warrington at the end of the 2021 season, the club has confirmed.

Price, 43, took charge ahead of the 2018 season and reached both domestic finals in his first year, before winning the Challenge Cup in 2019.

The former St George-Illawarra Dragons coach will return home to Australia at the end of his contract.

Price said: “It has been a huge decision but after speaking at length with my wife and daughters, we all feel that it will be the right time to return home once my current contract expires at the end of the forthcoming season.

“In the meantime, I remain wholly committed to the Club and getting the absolute best out of our playing group throughout 2021 to leave Warrington Wolves in a powerful position both on and off the field.

“After speaking with the Board, my coaching staff and the players, we felt that it was best to be honest and open with this news before the season commences, leaving us free to focus on the task in hand.

“I would love nothing more than to go out on a high and give this Club and its supporters what they truly deserve.”

Wolves chairman Stuart Middleton added: “A highlight of Steve’s tenure was lifting the Challenge Cup in 2019 and I know he is committed to replicating this success in the Super League for 2021.

“He knows he has got an important job to do this year and wants to bow out in the right manner.

“We will now commence a thorough process to ensure we bring in the right person to take the Club forward in 2022 and beyond.”