Wakefield Head Coach Chris Chester quashes Wigan rumours

Wakefield Head Coach Chris Chester has dismissed reports of him taking over the reins at Wigan following the announcement that Shaun Edwards will not be joining in 2020.

Edwards confirmed that he will be staying in rugby union after pulling the plug on a move to the Warriors from the beginning of next season.

Chester succeeded Brian Smith as Trinity boss in 2016 and has enjoyed three consecutive top eight finishes in his time at the Mobile Rocket Stadium.

His side currently sit third in the Betfred Super League table ahead of this Sunday’s trip to Hull FC.

The 40-year-old has been priced as low as 8/1 by some bookmakers to take over from current boss Adrian Lam at the end of the season, but despite talk regarding his future, Chester has confirmed his intention to stay at his hometown club.

Speaking to Forty20 TV, he said: “I don’t know where these people get their stories from; I’ve had no contact from Wigan. I’m a Wakefield lad and I’m really happy here.

“I’m a happy bunny at the minute and I’ve recently signed a long-term deal with Wakefield, so the fans can sit easy.

“There’s a lot of good things going on here at the club and there’s no reason for me to go elsewhere.”

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