Shaun Wane has revealed that he turned down a number of offers to return to Wigan Warriors.
Wane was announced in a leadership role alongside the appointment of Matty Peet as head coach and Lee Briers and Sean O’Loughlin as assistants.
Speaking on his new role at Wigan, Wane said: “I’ll be watching training, advising the Coaching Staff, having a chat with the Physio’s, finding ways to make it better, getting players on the field more. I want to drill into the detail that everybody over-performs and as you know the more people who over-perform, the more things you win and that’s what I’m about.
“I had a few offers and turned them all down but when this opportunity came it just felt right. I’ve got a lot of history with the Club as a player and a coach, it’s just a really good fit for me, my personality and what I enjoy doing.”
Wane gave special mention to the new head coach Peet: “I’ve mentored Matt for years, he’s great, a really good guy. He’s easy to get on with, very ambitious, he has a thirst for knowledge and he’s the only bloke I know that reads more than I do. He’s just very passionate, he’s obsessed with making a success of being a Coach and he’ll go the extra mile to make sure it happens.”