Ex-Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane linked with rugby league return

Could Shaun Wane be poised for a return to rugby league?

Sunday, 10th March 2019, 8:54 pm
Updated Sunday, 10th March 2019, 10:13 pm
Shaun Wane bowed out with a Grand Final victory

The Grand Final-winning coach has tonight been linked with a role in the 13-a-side code.

League Weekly is reporting he has been offered a role with ambitious League One outfit Newcastle Thunder.

It is thought he would be allowed to continue with his part-time role as high performance coach for Scotland RU - a position he went into after ending his seven year tenure as Wigan head coach last autumn.

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Thunder are owned by Semore Kurdi, who has transformed Newcastle RU and is thought to have plans to take the city's rugby league club into Super League.

Wane played nearly a decade at his hometown club and served Wigan as a scout and junior coach before becoming Michael Maguire's assistant in 2010. He took over at the start of 2012 and enjoyed huge success, taking the Warriors to five Grand Finals - winning three - as well as a Challenge Cup triumph, league leaders' shield win and the 2017 World Club Challenge victory.