New Zealand Warriors reportedly secure new coach and it’s not Kristian Woolf

Just as there is a player merry go round in Super League at the moment, in Australia there is a coaching merry go round with a number of coaching casualties in a short space of time.

One of those was Nathan Brown. The former Huddersfield Giants boss who also won a Grand Final with St Helens parted company with New Zealand Warriors recently.

The Warriors subsequently turned their attentions to another Grand Final winner with the Saints in the shape of their current boss Kristian Woolf who has masterminded back-to-back title wins and is hoping to take the Saints to an unprecedented fourth title in a row.

However, Woolf is said to have rejected the offer with the Warriors wanting him immediately whilst Woolf was hoping to remain in Super League with the Saints until the end of the year and his contract.

That prompted the Warriors to look at Penrith assistant coach and former Hull KR assistant Andrew Webster brother of James Webster who played for the Robins as Andrew helped out behind the scenes.

According to reports down under from Zero Tackle and The Daily Telegraph, the Warriors have got their man in Webster meaning St Helens fans can breathe a sigh of relief with one of Woolf’s potential destinations up in smoke.

However, with Wests and Canterbury also on the look out for a new coach they’re not out of the woods yet. Ironically, Woolf’s predecessor at Saints Justin Holbrook is expected to lose his job at Gold Coast in the coming weeks meaning that the Saints could approach him should Woolf leave.

Yesterday Woolf admitted his future is still up in the air and says when the time is right a decision will be made.

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