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Adrian Morley gives his thoughts on the sacking of Daryl Powell at Warrington Wolves

Warrington Wolves legend and former Leeds Rhinos hard man Adrian Morley has said it was ‘right’ for Daryl Powell to leave his position as Warrington Wolves Head Coach, following his side’s disastrous 42-6 defeat to Wakefield Trinity.

It was announced following the game on Sunday that Daryl Powell had “left his position as Head Coach by mutual consent”, with Gary Chambers taking the reigns as interim Head Coach.

Speaking on the Sportsman YouTube channel’s ‘Last Tackle’ show, Morley said: “It’s really tough to analyse and come to a conclusion because teams don’t go from winning eight on the bounce to  becoming one of the worst teams in the league, which they are let’s be honest about it.”

On the sacking itself, he commented: “I think it’s right that they did part ways; before he did come to Warrington it looked like a fantastic partnership; Daryl Powell with his great reputation and did really well with a under-resourced team at Castleford to the all spending Warrington boys, it’s just been a disaster from day one really. So onwards and upwards for the club now, they’ve relieved him of his duties and it’s up to them to recruit now but they need to get a really strong experienced coach in place because for a club like Warrington to be where they have been the last couple of years is unacceptable really.”

Warrington have been in rotten form of late. The Wire have lost their last six games, which includes defeats to bottom sides Wakefield Trinity and Castleford Tigers. This run has seen them drop from second to sixth in table, and brought about the end for Powell.

Morley also spoke on what went wrong for Powell at the Halliwell Jones, saying: “For last year you can understand what happened you know he didn’t have his own players and new team new coach etc, but this year he’s had everything at his disposal, he’s recruited his own players and they had a great start but the players look as though they are disinterested and it looks as though the coach has lost confidence as well.”

Kevin Brown also spoke on Powell’s sacking during the episode, saying: “With the result (against Wakefield) I was surprised but I wasn’t really surprised with the coach being relieved of his duties.

“I think some people were thinking it was almost a month too late. You say it’s the straw that broke the camels back; but it was almost a giant log because getting beat off Wakefield away by 40 points is a huge disappointment for Warrington, whatever the circumstances.

“And when they’ve won one game in eight and that’s one in nine they’ve lost five on the bounce now the worst results in 20 years it was all pointing to the exit door for Daryl unfortunately.”

It had been heavily rumoured that former St Helens coach Justin Holbrook would be replacing Powell as the main man at Warrington, however the club are yet to confirm who will take the club forward and reports down under claim Holbrook has rejected a move to the Halliwell Jones.

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