St Helens announced yesterday that head coach Kristian Woolf had triggered the third-year option in his contract, but some Saints fans wanted him to commit for longer.
However, in such a tough climate, Woolf explained why it was only for another 12 months.
“I think that’s best for everyone at the moment, first thing I’ve got to say is I’m delighted to be able to extend for another year,” Woolf said.
“I’ve enjoyed everything about the club so far and the playing group, they are the main reason why I’ve enjoyed my work day.
“They’ve got a tremendous work ethic and they want to keep working hard and the competitive edge they bring to want to win all the time is special.
“The club is as good as I’ve been involved with and it makes it a place you want to stay.
“There are difficulties for the family, the wife more so then anyone else who has elderly family in Australia – 12 months is really the longest I can stretch to at this time.”
Woolf joined Saints ahead of the 2020 Super League season and has overseen a Grand Final and Challenge Cup success.