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Warrington Wolves sack Daryl Powell following huge Wakefield Trinity defeat

Today saw Warrington Wolves fall to a very heavy defeat away to Wakefield Trinity at Belle Vue with the Wire falling to a 42-6 defeat at the hands of bottom placed Trinity.

The result saw Warrington slip from fifth to sixth on account of the huge goal difference that they allowed against a team that had only managed 43 points in their first six games.

After the game head coach Daryl Powell took to his press conference to call upon players to look at themselves before suggesting that there was “no crisis”, although it seems that that’s not the case with the club confirming tonight that he has been relieved of his duties as head coach after having taken over prior to the 2022 Super League campaign.

A statement by the club published on their website said:

“Warrington Wolves can confirm that Daryl Powell has left his position as Head Coach by mutual consent along with Assistant Ryan Sheridan.

“The Club will now begin the process of selecting a new Head Coach with Gary Chambers in interim charge, supported by Richard Marshall, until an appointment is made.

Warrington Wolves Chairman Stuart Middleton said: “We’d like to thank Daryl for his commitment and endeavours since joining the club last season but we feel the team now needs a different approach.

“Results and performances over the past 18 months have fallen short of the standard we expect and feel the club now needs to move in a new direction.

“We will now begin a thorough process to select a new Head Coach to take the club forward.

“We still firmly believe this playing group have the ability to compete at the highest level.”

He is just the second managerial dismissal of the Super League season but with form of six consecutive losses and only three wins in the last twelve it isn’t hard to see why Warrington have made the decision, with their playoff chances now weakening week on week.

It will also be interesting to see what route Warrington go down in terms of replacing Powell with the club saying within their statement that they are beginning the process to select a new Head Coach, but whether that will involve a temporary role for someone until the end of the season it is unclear.

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