Warrington Wolves’ Josh Charnley takes coaching role with local side

Josh Charnley is dipping his toe in the coaching water with his latest move with a local side.

Charnley, who is heading into the new season with a new head coach at Warrington Wolves with Daryl Powell, has taken on a role at Chorley Panthers.

Chorley, a town eight miles north of Wigan, announced the capture of the winger in a backroom advisory role.

Charnley has been at Warrington since 2018, scoring 50 tries in 87 games following a spell in rugby union with the Sale Sharks.

He had previously scored 162 tries in 171 appearances for hometown club Wigan before moving into the 15-a-side code in 2016.

Powell has made six new signings as new boss of Warrington with Greg Minikin, Peter Mata’utia, Billy Magoulias, Oliver Holmes, James Harrison and Joe Bullock coming through the doors at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, with the likes of Jake Mamo and Tom Lineham exiting.

Steve Price’s reign as Wire boss ended in a disappointing fashion in 2021 with a first-round exit in the Super League play-offs, whilst Powell failed to guide his Castleford side to a play-off spot for the second year in a row.