Super League side hire club legend in off-field role with IMG in mind

Martin Offiah is one of the most iconic players that has ever played rugby league and he was certainly one of the most dominant.

Chariots as he was nicknamed was one of the most destructive wingers that the game has ever seen and was prominent throughout the 1990s having come through at Widnes.

Following that breakthrough at Widnes in which he broke record after record, he secured a move to Wigan which is where the legend continued to grow.

The club have now announced that Offiah will become an Official Club Ambassador, in a statement they’ve released on their website.

Part of it read: “Martin’s role at the club will include sustainability projects, helping build player profiles and using his many contacts he has built up down the years.”

During Offiah’s time at Wigan he played 159 times and incredibly scored more than a try per game, clocking in with 186 in total between 1992 and 1996.

Perhaps his most iconic performance was when he scored 10 tries against Leeds, which is still a club record and likely will remain that way for a very long time.

An inductee to the Rugby League Hall of Fame there will be few better to be an ambassador for a club and Wigan’s Chief Executive Kris Radlinski echoed that.

He said: “As the game moves into the critical period where we will work closely with IMG to build the profile of the sport, it makes sense to utilise probably the most famous player the game has seen. Martin will work closely with me and our commercial partners to build the profile of the Club and its players.

“I will manage Martin’s calendar in Wigan to make sure we efficiently use him in different departments. We will be welcoming him to the game on Friday against St Helens and Wigan fans can expect to see a lot more of him around the place.”

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