Super League coach faces “insecure” future

As Castleford Tigers creep towards safety despite games against Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos to finish the season, they still have big decisions to make.

The start of these big decisions no doubt is the decision on former London Broncos boss Danny Ward.

The man drafted in to secure the club’s survival only signed a deal till the end of the year.

This raises questions about his future which has been described as “insecure” by Sky commentator Bill Arthur lately.

He has now addressed his future: “Yes, yeah again, we’re nowhere near safe. The job’s not done in terms of what we came in to try and achieve, so those conversations are all on hold; which is fine by me because I’m just concentrating on them games ahead of me, so just one week, one day at a time.

“Where we were coming in and where we are now, we’d have taken that, a couple of wins; but it’s not done yet. We’ve got to be better, but I think it will be a decent achievement.

“I think so, I’m really enjoying my time here and I love being back coaching in the Super League, it’s where I want to be and see myself. The other decisions around moving are just conversations with the family, they’re enjoying me being up here and and and doing what I love as well, so again not really thought about it or spoken about it too much as it is because we’re not quite there yet.

“I’d like to think so. It’s tough for the club, but any team in this position, any board, any head coach would tell you in this position it’s so hard to plan for the following year.

“The aims and objectives were set out when I came in and whether that’s secured at what point, then you know you can have those conversations either way.

“We’ve just got to get Friday night boxed off; but that’s the problem with relegation, you’re behind the eight ball or whatever it is you’re planning for next year in September time is pretty tough; but it is what it is we’ll crack on when that opportunity arises.”