Paul Wellens explains why taking charge of St Helens requires something different to taking on a different Super League side

Former Man of Steel Paul Wellens now has his dream job as he prepares to take charge of his hometown club and the side he represented throughout his playing career St Helens.

Speaking recently, Wellens opened up on what this means he will have to do as the new Saints boss:

“One thing I have come accustomed to at this club, I start every year expecting the team to be successful and play good rugby. The difference is, I am tasked with delivering and driving those standards.

“I am looking forward to and I have confidence in myself and the group.”

He admitted that if he was taking charge of a different team, things would be different:

“If I was going to a different team I would be putting my stamp on things, but I already have had an input on this team.

“The consistency they have played with over the last few years, Kristian deserves credit for that but there are a few areas we want to improve and we are working on that.

The new Saints boss also underlined their biggest threat to five consecutive Super League titles:

“We are in uncharted waters, no team has achieved what this team has. What I know about this team, winning becomes habit and they want more of it.

“Not every player has been here for every title success, there has been some evolvement in the squad so that keeps the hunger.

“When you are successful, complacency is your biggest threat. We have to be really mindful of that moving forward.”

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