Super League coach faces uncertain future

Castleford Tigers take on Wigan Warriors this week prior to a game against Leeds Rhinos to conclude the season.

As the season draws to a close, it raises further questions about the future of Danny Ward at the club after he took over the club hoping to secure their survival which has all but been accomplished.

The Tigers have made some signings to build on this season but there is still a lot of uncertainty at the club.

This includes Blake Austin as well as former London Broncos boss Ward who this time has had better look in guiding a club to survival.

He has addressed his future beyond the end of this season: “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.

“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 [that talks will begin after Friday.] 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.”