Edwards explains decision not to join Wigan

Shaun Edwards believes Wigan needed “a more experienced rugby league coach” than him, after he decided not to take up the position as Warriors’ head coach for 2020.

Edwards, the current Wales Rugby Union defence coach, made a verbal agreement to join the club last year and was due to take over the reigns after Adrian Lam spent this season at the helm.

In April, however, he chose to do a U-turn on the deal after Wales won the Six Nations Grand Slam.

Lam has since singed a new contract to stay at the DW Stadium next year and, in Edwards’ opinion, that was ultimately the right decision.

“It was very difficult and it is best not to say too much, said Edwards in an interview with The Guardian.

I said Wigan needed a more experienced rugby league coach than me and I was right.

They are doing well under Adrian Lam and I think they will win the Super League again this year.”

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