Wigan ‘seeking dialogue’ with Shaun Edwards over his future

Wigan have confirmed they have been trying to contact Shaun Edwards since he revealed he hadn’t signed a contract to take over as head coach in 2020.

The 52-year-old will leave his role as Wales’ defensive coach after the Rugby Union World Cup this autumn.

Edwards has revealed he verbally agreed a three-year deal with the Warriors to take over as head coach from Adrian Lam from 2020, but did not put pen to paper.

In an interview with Press Association SportEdwards said: “On my future, my next step really is to sign a contract, I haven’t signed a contract with anybody yet.

“I agreed with Wigan and thought we would sign a contract. But then Wigan said, ‘it’s okay, we’ll sign one later’, and I thought that was unusual. And that was nine months ago.

“I agreed to go to Wigan, but I never signed a contract. I’ll consider all offers, league, union. All I can say is that I haven’t signed anything with anybody.”

In response to Edwards’ quotes, a Wigan spokesperson said: “Wigan Warriors are aware of quotes from Shaun Edwards regarding his future contractual arrangements.

“Following the conclusion of the Six Nations and Shaun’s comments, we have been seeking dialogue with Shaun directly since Sunday to clarify to Wigan his intentions.”