‘The club is in my DNA’ – Wigan Warriors boss Matt Peet signs new long-term contract

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Bevan French, Matt Peet. SWPix.

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Wigan Warriors head coach Matt Peet has signed a new four-year deal with the club and will lead the Super League side until at least the end of 2027.

Peet, 39, made an immediate impact during his first season in charge, winning the Challenge Cup over Huddersfield Giants at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. It was the club’s first triumph in the prestigious competition in nine years.

He succeeded Adrian Lam at the DW Stadium, appointed in November 2021, having worked his way through the club’s ranks as a coach – alongside a brief spell in rugby union with Sale Sharks.

On signing the new deal, Peet said: “The club is in my DNA, and as a leader, my role here is very clear. Walking into our environment every day, and seeing the quality of staff and players we have here, we’re all committed to striving to be one of the best sporting organisations in the UK, and I’m incredibly proud to extend my time with the club.

“I would like to thank the fans for their support over the last two seasons. I hope they can see the direction we are travelling and share my optimism about what is possible.

“The board have shown great faith in me and I strive every day to repay that trust not just in a winning rugby team but one that represents Wigan with style and integrity.”

“He drives a culture of honesty and connectivity.”

Chief executive Kris Radlinski said: “We have known for a while that we have a very talented coach on our hands. In a short space of time, Matt has grown into one of the most respected head coaches in Super League.

“His man management and communication skills are there for all to see.

“He drives a culture of honesty and connectivity on a daily basis which leads to the players going the extra mile for each other.

“Our board of directors recognised that Matt being here for four more years on a significant extension is such an important signing in the next evolution of our great club. I look forward to watching his journey unfold.”

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