Wakefield Trinity have appointed former Leeds Rhinos, Warrington Wolves and Castleford Tigers boss Daryl Powell.
The 2017 Coach of the Year who turned Castleford into genuine contenders and led them to three major finals and two Super League semi-finals winning one has agreed a four year deal with the club following Matthew Ellis’ takeover of the club.
He has agreed a four year deal with the West Yorkshire side and is set to try and guide them back to the Betfred Super League.
He replaced Mark Applegarth who has now left the club completely but not resting Applegarth has already put himself out there to find a new appointment posting this on LinkedIn: “Hi all,
“As announced today I’ve left my role at Wakefield Trinity and will be looking for a new opportunity elsewhere wherever that may be.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Wakefield in all the roles I’ve held and feel I’ve a lot to offer as a leader and working as part of a wider team.
“It would be greatly appreciated if my connections on here would share this with their networks and with people they feel could offer opportunities where I would add value to their organisations and teams. Thank you in advance.”
As Applegarth gets ready for a new challenge, Powell is seemingly delighted at the prospect of taking charge of a developing club.
He said on YouTube: “When you look around the stadium now and it’s pretty much all in place once this main stands ready to go. Just being in there it’s phenomenal.
“There are some good stadiums in the Championship, but this is going to be right up the top there; and the changing room in there, I’ve been changing rooms in Wakefield and they haven’t been the best so that’s going to be a phenomenal for players, it’s going to give them a massive lift.
“The key thing for in there for the players is there needs to be a sense of history, you know, because this club does some special things, it’s on to some special players, I think you need to make sure that you connect with that. It’s a special stand and it’s going to be awesome for the club moving forward.
“Fans are going to be proud to walk into this stadium and watch. I hope they’ll be proud of what they see on the field as well. It’s going to be an unbelievable club this and I think the stand is one of the pivotal starting points.”