Price named new Wire boss

Warrington Wolves have confirmed Cronulla assistant Steve Price as their new head coach.

He replaces Tony Smith at the Halliwell Jones Stadium and has previously worked alongside England boss Wayne Bennett.

Price, 40, was head coach at St George Illawarra for just over two years but was sacked early in 2014 after a number of embarrassing defeats.

He has since been assistant to Shane Flanagan at the Sharks and is now tasked with reigniting Warrington after a disastrous season.

Speaking to the Wolves website, Price said: “I’m excited to be heading to the UK and being part of the Warrington Wolves for 2018.

“I’m grateful to be leading this great club with such a passionate fan base and prestigious history. I endeavour to build a tough and resilient football team, that will be attractive to watch and will enhance the Wire brand.

“I’m looking forward to working with the Warrington Wolves Board, CEO, office and playing group. As well as getting to know the supportive Wire community.”