Chris Chester admits he was ‘disappointed’ with some Wakefield players

Chris Chester’s sacking surprised quite a lot in the rugby league fraternity.

Chester had been in charge since March 2016 and led Trinity to their best ever Super League finishes in 2017 and 2018. However, Trinity had only won four games this season with the former Hull KR boss at the helm.

For Wakefield chairman Michael Carter, that was enough to give Chester his marching orders, but Trinity went on to to beat Warrington just days after the departure.

That performance rankled Chester, who was “disappointed” with the Wakefield victory.

“At the time I wasn’t thinking anything as I wasn’t listening to the game, but I did feel disappointed at the end of it,” Chester told Sky Sports.

“I know there’s a group of players that are good rugby league players, but for some reason I wasn’t getting the best out of some of them.”

The 42-year-old also opened up on his shock at being sacked at such a time.

“I think the timing surprised me, we’d had discussions about maybe going around again for another 12 months.

“I just think it was the right decision and I’m not a bitter guy.

“I’ve invested a lot of time and effort into Wakefield in the past five years and I’m probably a bit relieved to be honest.

“It’s taken over my life for the past five years and I can now spend some time with my family.”

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