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Martin Gleeson reveals current situation and possibility of coaching Wigan Warriors

Martin Gleeson is a former Super League Champion and hero of the 2010 Grand Final.

But in recent times he has been working as a coach with England Rugby Union.

However, in the recent shake up which saw Kevin Sinfield join England RU, Gleeson left.

When asked about coming back to rugby league, being a head coach, and the potential fairytale of returning to Wigan, Gleeson said on the Out of Your League podcast:

“Listen, one thing I’ve learnt that in sport you just don’t have a clue what’s going to happens next. You spoke before, I was in a dark place and struggling, then I’m back playing

“Then I’m back coaching, then I’m at London Wasps and then at England. Look at the moment I don’t know what I’m doing at the minute. I’m looking at what my next opportunities and projects could be.

“You just don’t know what is around the corner. You could be anywhere and doing anything.”

He later emphasised that he wants to be a Head Coach:

“Not yet. In a couple of years (I want to be a head coach) – three or four years maybe, but just not quite yet.

“I want another crack somewhere as an attack coach – put my stamp on it and put my ideas out there.

“I’ll always play a way that suits the players I’ve got and try and get the best out of the group that I’ve got.”

However, despite talking about a return to rugby league, Gleeson seems to enjoy Union more.

He said:

“Probably Union. You get s**t games in both codes. Like I watched a Super League game a couple of weeks ago and I was bored to tears.

“If you do the counter argument to what league fans always say about union, which is they always kick all the time, in league now it’s often one up carry times five and then the kick.

“You can have good and bad games in both. You won’t see any better attack in both codes than what France produced against England in the Six Nations on the weekend.

“The way they passed, offloaded and kicked – it was unbelievable.”

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