Lam to be Wigan head coach in 2020

Wigan have confirmed that Adrian Lam will remain at the Club until the end of the 2020 season.

Lam was due to stand aside at the end of the current campaign to make way for Shaun Edwards, however Edwards decided to remain in rugby union.

Despite a poor start to the season, a recent run of victories has seen the Warriors climb to fourth in Super League.

As a result, Lam has been rewarded with a one-year extension to stay on with the cherry and whites.

Speaking to the club’s website, Lam said: “I am very honoured and privileged to remain on as Head Coach of the Wigan Warriors for the 2020 Season.

“I have great memories as a player at our great Club and I look forward to creating more in the future as Coach.

“As Coach, I am most looking forward to developing and bringing through the next generation of young Wigan players and help progress the style of play which we have built on for the 2019 season.

“I would personally like to thank our Wigan fans and the Club for your support through the 2019 season.”

Wigan Executive Director, Kris Radlinski, said: “With many off-field distractions, Adrian has done well to steady the ship and climb the Betfred Super League table.

“Throughout the season, Adrian has known exactly where he stands. An interim Head Coach was not an ideal position, but he dealt with what was a very difficult situation well with integrity and class.

“With this announcement out of the way, he can concentrate on a strong end to the season and put plans in place for next season. We’re happy to have Adrian with us for 2019 and beyond.”