Warrington’s shock 19-0 defeat to Hull KR in the play-offs ended the four-year rein of Wolves coach Steve Price.
The 44-year-old will return to Australia with a Challenge Cup winners’ medal but with the big prize still eluding him.
Warrington were stunned by Hull KR, with Tony Smith’s Robins running out 19-0 winners at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Friday night to set up a semi-final with Catalans next Thursday.
Steve Price said: “We got what we deserved tonight. I never saw that coming, it’s gut-wrenching to be honest.
“Full credit to Hull KR who came with some high energy and played some good football.
“We didn’t handle it. The amount of errors was atrocious. I think there were 21 in total and you are never going to give yourselves a chance in rugby league.
“There were so many pressure releases and we were not able to build pressure.
“I’m going to have to take the next couple of days to reflect. We played some reasonable footy throughout the season and I thought we were getting some momentum.
“We were at full-strength apart from Mike Cooper and had everything going for us but we dished out our worst performance, which is not acceptable, we got beaten in every facet.”
Hull KR face a trip to Perpignan on Thursday night to face League Leaders’ Shield winners Catalans, whilst reigning champions St Helens will host Leeds in the other semi-final on Friday night.