After six consecutive defeats, Daryl Powell was sacked as Warrington Wolves head coach on Sunday night after an embarrassing defeat at the hands of bottom club Wakefield Trinity.
It marked the end of a tough tenure at the Halliwell Jones Stadium for Powell, who lost the backing of the fans after a tough first season which ended in an 11th placed finish.
Club stalwart Gary Chambers will now take on first-team duties on an interim basis alongside former Salford Red Devils head coach Richard Marshall, while the club searches for a new boss.
Several names have already been sounded out for the Wire hotseat, and in his first press conference as interim coach, former school teacher Chambers was questioned as to whether he would be interested in taking on the job full-time.
No, no. I don’t think so,” said Chambers. “No, look I love coaching, I’m loving this at the moment you know. What I’ve probably not done in a couple of years is the hands-on stuff.
“But the attention to detail stuff and that sort of thing comes from what I’ve spent during my time teaching and you know that just comes as second nature so that isn’t an issue there.
“But man I don’t know enough, I don’t think, to take this job on full-time and you know there’s better people out there than me to lead this club.”
Chambers was also quizzed as to how long he expects to be in the interim role, with a week off to follow this Friday’s home game against Catalans before an important trip to Headingley to face playoff chasing Leeds Rhinos.
“There’s been no timescale on that. I think it’s just when and if things come right then I’ll move to one side. But there’s no timescale at the moment, no.
Cumbrian-born Chambers, who played over 200 games for Warrington between 1989 and 2000, also gave some insight into what his coaching style will be for the time he’s at the helm.
“I like getting stuck in, I like mucking in a bit,” he added. “I like to be on the field, I like to get involved, I like coaching. I like looking at videos and that sort of testing your brain a little bit and see where you can look for advantages and things like that.
“So yeah I like just getting out there and engaging or in doing the training. I want to be setting the lead by some sort of example of being out there.”