Warrington Wolves Head Coach Steve Price said he announced his future departure now as he did not want any distractions.
Price left some fans stunned when announcing the 2021 season would be his last in charge of the club. He has been at Warrington since the 2018 season, when he replaced long-time head coach Tony Smith. During his time at the club, he helped them to the Challenge Cup in 2019, and has also reached a further two major finals.
He said he wanted to announce it when he did so the club could find a suitable replacement, and spend the right ammount of time on it.
He said: “I thought it was important to not start the season without distraction. I had chats with the directors, and we felt it was the best time.
“The club can now find a suitable candidate across the season. My job now is to make sure the team wins matches.”
He will hope to get his final season off to the best start against Castleford Tigers next week. He hinted forward Matt Davis may not be available.
Price added: “There are always little niggles this time of year. I am sure a lot of clubs are the same. Matt Davis is touch and go, but we will know more closer to the time. He has a hamstring strain.”