Lenagan hits out at RFL appointment

Ian Lenagan
Ian Lenagan

IAN Lenagan has lashed out at the “crazy” changes to the Super League hierarchy.

In an exclusive interview with the Wigan Observer the Warriors chairman has attacked the decision to appoint Blake Solly to the newly-created role of general manager of the Super League.

He told the Observer: “It’s crazy that we, as Super League clubs, were not consulted that the new position was being created or that it was not advertised and interviewed for.

“This is an amateur process.”

Lenagan believes Solly is the wrong man for the role.

“In my view, the qualifications that job requires are not those of a lawyer (Solly) or an accountant (CEO Nigel Wood),” he said.

Also inside the Observer, Shaun Wane and Scott Taylor look ahead to Saturday’s showdown with Leeds, plus there’s a chance to win Magic tickets.

Elsewhere, Emmerson Boyce leads the reaction to Wigan Athletic’s painful play-off defeat at QPR in four-pages of Latics coverage.

“It’s been a long season and we’ve fallen at the last hurdle, but we’ve got to take a lot of credit and positives as a whole,” he said.

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