St Helens legend Paul Wellens has thrown his hat into the ring for Super League job.
That job is the Saints one, with head coach Kristian Woolf moving on at the end of the season to become boss of the Dolphins, who will become the NRL’s 17th side in 2023.
Now, Wellens, who played over 500 career games at the highest level, has outlined his desire to take over from Woolf and become the next coach of his boyhood club.
“Ever since I got into coaching my ambition was to become a head coach and that hasn’t changed,” Wellens told Sky Sports.
“I have spoken to the club and it is a position I would like to take up.
“Discussions will take place at the end of the season because we are concentrating on the next four or five days.”
If Wellens does get the job, he will have been learning his trade under the best with both Justin Holbrook and Woolf offering some stellar experience to work from.
Meanwhile, all eyes in the Saints camp will be firmly fixed on this Saturday’s Grand Final as the Merseyside club takes on Leeds Rhinos at the showpiece event.
In doing so, it will be the fifth time that these two sides have met at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ with Saints failing to beat Leeds in all four of those encounters so far.