Tony Smith makes surprising admission on his future after Hull KR

The future of Tony Smith will do the rounds between now and whenever he decides to move a new club such is the importance of his next destination.

At Hull KR, Smith has turned the East Yorkshire side from perennial strugglers to play-off hunters but revealed in April that he would be leaving his post at Craven Park at the end of the 2022 Super League season.

Smith’s next destination has yet to be announced and when asked by the Betfred Super League Youtube channel, he had no answer to a question of where his future does lie.

“I’d be making it up if I told you anything, there is no answer to that,” Smith told the Super League channel.

The former Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves boss was also keen to stress that he appreciates every moment such as what he will experience in tomorrow’s Challenge Cup semi-final against Huddersfield Giants.

“I appreciate every moment whilst I am coaching, so I’m always grateful whether my future is sorted or not.

“I treasure it and I love the boys I am coaching and the people I represent.

“We will be doing our best regardless of the future. A lot of the boys are playing for their futures too, either at the club or earn a deal at another club.”

Smith also told Sky Sports that he could look for a job outside of rugby league, stating:

“That would be the preference [to stay in Super League] but not many opportunities arise,” said Smith.

“If not, I will have to look further afield, whether it’s France, the Championship or another sport. Maybe I’ll have to look around to see if there are any opportunities in rugby union.

“I’ll keep my options open. I still want to coach. I have got my mojo back so I’ll have to see what arises. There is nothing on the horizon and, if there’s any interest out there, I’d love to get a call.

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