St Helens boss Kristian Woolf linked with coaching job

St Helens head coach Kristian Woolf has earned a reputation for himself as one of the greatest coaches in the game since taking over at the Merseyside club.

Woolf has won two Grand Finals as well as one Challenge Cup since taking the reins at the Totally Wicked Stadium ahead of the 2020 Super League season.

Since that moment, Saints have improved year on year to sit favourites to win the Old Trafford showpiece event yet again in 2022.

However, Woolf has been linked with a move back home with his contract with the reigning champions ending at the end of this season.

And, Fox Sports has revealed that, following Trent Barrett’s exit from Canterbury Bulldogs, Woolf’s is a name that has been considered.

“I don’t think the Phil Gould situation works, I can’t see that happening at all,” Daily Telegraph journalist Dave Riccio said.

“The name Kristian Woolf keeps coming up to me, he’s been in the UK Super League and he’s the coach of Tonga.

“As for Shane Flanagan, I think that’s a bridge too far considering (his son) Kyle is there.

“Paul Green’s the other one sitting in the background waiting for a job. Would he come in and take care of the Bulldogs?”

Woolf did, however, reiterate his desire to stay at the Totally Wicked Stadium following Saints’ big win over Hull FC on Friday night.

“I’m not quite sure at this stage,” Woolf said.

“There are a few things for me to weigh up there but I love what this club offers and what this playing group do and that’s the most important thing.

“I would certainly be more than happy to keep with the playing group but there are a few things to consider at this time.”

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