Being a coach is incredibly hard work in sport.
Not only do you have to take care of yourself, but all those under your care at a particular club in order to improve the standards and culture around a place.
For Warrington Wolves boss Daryl Powell, culture is a thing on which he prides himself on driving.
But, in an interview with Sky Sports, Powell also revealed just the time and effort that goes into coaching.
The biggest difference is how much work you have to do,” Powell said. “Players will always be surprised at what time you get home at night and then having to do work at home, then you’re up at 5.30am working again.
“As a player, you just roll in, do your job, go home and forget about it. Everybody is a little bit different, and some players are more reflective and prepare a fair bit more in terms of the time they take.”
Powell also revealed that coaching is non-stop – you can’t get away from thinking about it.
“But coaching you have to; you think about it when you get up to go to the toilet in the middle of the night, you think about it first thing when you get up and you’re always dealing with lots of players. The transition from just looking after yourself, unless you’re a key leader in the team, to looking after a group of people is significant.
“You move to the other side of the fence and instead of trying to get the best out of yourself, you’re trying to get the best out of other people and that is a completely different concept.”