Wane contract talks on backburner

Shaun Wane
Shaun Wane

SHAUN Wane wants to ensure the Warriors are in good shape before opening discussions to extend his Wigan future.

The no-nonsense head coach signed a two year deal to take over from Michael Maguire in October 2011 with an option for a third year.

But extension talks with chairman Ian Lenagan have not yet started despite this season passing the half way stage as Wane has more pressing matters to deal with.

“We’re no further on (with my contract talks). I’ll sit down with Ian and Rads (Kris Radlinski, Wigan director of rugby) as soon as we can and as soon as all the injuries have gone,” said Wane.

“It’s not really that important right now.

“I just need to make sure we don’t lose anyone else – Chris Tuson is the last one.”

Despite the lack of fresh light on his future, Wane hinted at staying put by contemplating the look of his squad next season.

Wane continued: “I’m very happy with the squad I’ve got and I’ll be fighting like hell to keep everyone.

“I rate Tuson very highly so I need to make sure we have a strong squad next season.”