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Justin Holbrook set to become Warrington Wolves new head coach

Dolphins Justin Holbrook in a press conference

Warrington Wolves are currently on the hunt for  a replacement for Daryl Powell with the ex Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers boss being dismissed following a torrid run of form that culminated in a 42-6 loss to Wakefield, with former St Helens boss Justin Holbrook being the bookmaker’s favourite.

Since confirmation of Powell’s sacking on Sunday night Holbrook has been the name floating around in relation to the role with Warrington’s higher-ups believed to have taken the job search down under given the lack of high profile names available in England, and as supported by the bookmaker’s odds.

It was confirmed yesterday that the Wire had interviewed Justin Holbrook, one of six teams that were interested in the former Saints boss but incredibly it was confirmed that another Super League side were involved.

That was reported by the Daily Telegraph and there has today been another huge update, this time coming from The Mole of Wide World of Sports.

He has reported that the Super League side who currently sit in sixth place have tabled an offer for Holbrook to take over at the Halliwell Jones.

The Mole tweeted the news late last night.

The tweet in full reads: “BREAKING Justin Holbrook update – from his manager – he has been offered Warrington Wolves job – decision pending! #willtakeit”

Interestingly The Mole cites Holbrook’s manager as his source and then also ends with the hash tag of ‘will take it’.

This is almost as good as confirmation given that The Mole has landed the Lachlan Lam contract extension news on Wednesday morning, with Leigh Leopards only confirming it last on Wednesday evening.

The news was also confirmed by Andrew Voss, the legendary commentator, who has suggested that it’s a four year deal.

At the moment the man in charge of Warrington is Gary Chambers, the Head of Youth Development taking on the role on an interim basis.

He will lead the Wire against Catalans Dragons on Friday night unless it turns out Holbrook has already been done and has landed in England, the 24 hour flight turnaround time unlikely to get him in any fit state to coach if he were to only set off when this news has been reported.

Wire sit in sixth desperate for a win after six straight defeats and they’ll hope Holbrook is the man to turn it around.

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