Danny McGuire’s first go as a Head Coach is nearly at an end and today marked his final home game in charge of Hull KR as interim boss until Willie Peters takes over.
It saw a depleted Hull KR side defeat a young Wigan team 38-28 but what does McGuire make of being a head coach and is he keen to take on the role in the future?
Well after today’s game he explained how he’s enjoyed the experience and what the future holds: “I’ve enjoyed it, I’ve realised it’s something that further down the line I would be interested in but I’ve also realised that I’m not ready for it and that I’ve got a fair bit of learning and time until I get to where I want to get to.”
“Alongside the new coach next year we’ve got some good balance and see things fairly similar and I’m hoping to learn plenty off Willie next year.
“It’s been tough, it’s been a real challenge with the injuries and everything else. It’s been a good challenge but when you’re working at a good club where everyone respects you it makes it easier and a really enjoyable.”
His final game will come against Hull FC whom he started his tenure against at the Magic Weekend in a controversial derby.
In terms of reflecting on his time from start to finish with these two pillars, McGuire said: “I didn’t think of that. It’ll be good. To get thrown into a derby at Magic Weekend was straight into the fire and I enjoyed it and I felt we were a bit unlucky there and we’ve a chance of going there on Saturday and putting that right.
“It won’t be easy. They’re in a similar situation to us but we’ve just got to go there and enjoy our last dance as a team.”