Gary Chambers could be in charge at Warrington Wolves until the end of the season, reveals chairman

Warrington Wolves chairman Stuart Middleton says there is a possibility that interim coach Gary Chambers could be in charge until the end of the season.

Chambers, who was in charge of the club’s youth academy, was put in interim charge on Sunday night following the sacking of Daryl Powell after six consecutive defeats.

Speaking to BBC Merseyside on how the club will approach appointing a successor to Powell, Middleton confirmed that the club were exploring all options but would be ‘patient’.

“The answer is, we don’t know. We’ve had some phone calls already, especially overseas, we’ve got some options there,” Middleton revealed.

He continued: “So it might happen in the next couple of weeks, it might happen in the next month, but we have now put together a target list.

“No doubt we’ll be getting some enquiries now, which we have done, and if we need to we’ll get on a plane and fly out to Australia. We’re going to do this process right, we are not going to panic.

“We’ve got every confidence in Gary Chambers, who is an adopted to Warringtonian. He loves the club and has been here a very long time.

“Already in a couple of days, Gary’s disciplines are very impressive from what we’ve seen and we’ve got every confidence that he’ll take it back to basics.

“He’s already given the boys plenty of motivation and confidence – if that take us to the end of the season the so be it.”

It was revealed today that number one target and favourite Justin Holbrook was offered the Wolves job after a meeting, however it’s understood that the former St Helens Grand Final-winning coach has turned down the offer.

Holbrook is hot property in Australia since he was surprisingly sacked by Gold Coast Titans earlier this season, with Canterbury Bulldogs, Newcastle Knights and Sydney Roosters among those interested in making him an assistant coach.

After chatting with the Wire hierarchy, Holbrook has chosen to stay in Australia – leaving Warrington to search elsewhere and increasing the chances of Chambers staying put until the end of the season.

The interim boss, who is a former Warrington player and school teacher, has already dismissed notions of taking on the job full-time, though a positive result against league leaders’ Catalans Dragons on Friday is likely to get fans and media talking about the possibility.