WIGAN WARRIORS have announced the appointment of Shaun Wane as the club’s new Head Coach, with Wales Coach Iestyn Harris as Assistant Coach.
Both have agreed two year contracts for seasons 2012 and 2013 with a further option for 2014.
Wigan also confirm Paul Deacon’s decision to retire from playing and his welcome to the club’s coaching staff under an initial three-year contract.
Shaun has been at Wigan as a coach since 2003, working initially with the Academy and Reserve sides before progressing to become Lead Assistant Coach to Michael Maguire and the First Team in 2009.
Iestyn, the current Wales National Coach, joins Wigan after a year as Head Coach of Crusaders RL in Super League.
Speaking about the appointments, owner and chairman Ian Lenagan said: “We are delighted to unveil our new all-British coaching team of Shaun Wane and Iestyn Harris to lead coaching at all levels within the club in conjunction with Mark Bitcon and Kris Radlinski. I sought continuance of the methods, systems, analytics, discipline and performance established so well by Michael Maguire and Shaun was the perfect candidate to continue that approach and even improve it.”
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