Daryl Powell breaks silence on Wakefield Trinity appointment

Former Leeds Rhinos, Warrington Wolves and Castleford Tigers Head Coach Daryl Powell has officially taken over at Wakefield Trinity.

He will take the reigns of the on field element at Belle Vue as new owner Matthew Ellis leads his new vision following the completion of his takeover of the West Yorkshire club.

Powell has agreed a four year deal replacing Mark Applegarth after just one year in the job.

Powell was available ironically after losing to Wakefield with Warrington which cost him his job.

Following his appointment, the former Coach of the Year spoke about why he has taken on the role.

Powell said: “After extensive discussions with our new owner, Matt Ellis, about his vision for the club and the ambition to establish Wakefield Trinity as a leading Super League team in the years to come, I am delighted to accept the position of Head Coach. I looking forward immensely to the challenges the role with bring.

“I look forward to to meeting fans, players, and staff in the coming weeks and working towards pulling the whole city of Wakefield together in our effort to propel us back into the Super League and grow the club back to where it should be.

“In preparation, we’re working exceptionally hard in assembling a top-tier backroom team and, of course, a playing squad that shares my excitement and enthusiasm for creating an elite environment in which we can all prosper in.”

New club owner Matt Ellis added: “We are delighted to appoint Daryl on a 4 year contract, his experience is exactly what we need to rebuild the club. Both myself and Daryl have ambitions to take this club back into Super League competing at the highest level.”