Warrington Wolves have confirmed that the y will part company with Tony Smith at the end of the season.
Smith leaves the club by mutual consent, after the club failed to finish in Super League’s top eight this season
In his nine years with the Wolves, Smith has guided the club to three Challenge Cup triumphs in 2009, 2010 and 2012.
Despite these successes and two League Leaders’ Shield wins, the Australian has been unable to win the Super League Grand Final losing at Old Trafford in 2012, 2013 and 2016.
Speaking to the club’s website, Warrington Wolves owner Simon Moran said: “We would like to thank Tony for everything he has done for us here at Warrington. He came in 2009 and turned the club around. He’s seen us to four Challenge Cup finals lifting the trophy on three occasions. We’ve also secured two League Leaders’ Shields and made three Grand Final appearances during his time in charge. Once again we thank Tony and wish him all the best in his future.”
On his departure, Tony Smith said: “I’ve really enjoyed my nine years at the club and feel that it’s now in the best interests of all for us to go in different directions. I’m grateful for the relationship I’ve had with the board, in particular Simon Moran, and I’d like to thank them for their support over the time I’ve been at Warrington. I’d like to think that while this has been a tough year, the club has progressed in the time I’ve been there in many ways, on and off the field, and is now in a position that means they can go on to bigger and greater things. I’d like to thank all the staff and playing staff during my time at the club, as well as all the supporters. I hope you’ve enjoyed the successes we’ve had as much as the players and I have over the years.”