Former Hull KR assistant coach Andrew Webster is being chased by two clubs.
The younger brother of former Hull KR star and coach as well as Wakefield coach Jamie Webster, Andrew joined the Rovers in 2006 alongside his brother but in the role of assistant coach.
He did then spend some time back in the NRL with Paramatta in 2008 prior to returning to Craven Park in 2009 – still Hull KR’s finest Super League season.
Following this, he would again return down under establishing himself as assistant coach at Wests Tigers after a spell with New Zealand Warriors. In 2017, he would have his first crack at leading from the front when Jason Taylor was sacked three games into the season.
It was a brief spell with Ivan Cleary appointed just 12 days later and in that time his stint was needlessly shrouded in controversy. Why? Webster attended a funeral of a close family friend but the media caught wind of it and that the friend had a criminal history.
Following Cleary’s arrival at Wests, Webster would follow him to Penrith and help mastermind the Panthers’ 2021 NRL success. On the back of that and years of pedigree, he is being chased by two clubs according to reports down under with fellow Penrith assistant Cameron Ciraldo also courted by clubs with Wests Tigers offering him a five-year deal and Leeds Rhinos expressing interest earlier this year prior to Rohan Smith’s appointment.
After being turned down by Ciraldo, Wests have turned their attentions to his colleague and their former assistant Webster according to Zero Tackle in Australia.
However, they face competition from New Zealand Warriors despite the fact they had earmarked St Helens boss Kristian Woolf as their number one target.
This shift in thinking comes from the fact Woolf will not abandon his project with the Super League Champions until his contract is at an end.
Fox Sports even confirmed that the Warriors have “failed” in their pursuit of Woolf with Webster now their number one target.
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