Edwards reiterates reasons for Wigan U-turn

Wigan Warriors great Shaun Edwards has reaffirmed his reasons for choosing to back out on a verbal agreement to become the club’s coach in 2020 whilst also predicted huge success for current coach Adrian Lam.

Edwards was unveiled last year alongside Lam as the coach for next season, but changed his mind in April having never formally signed a deal, with Adrian Lam since extending his stay at the DW Stadium for another season.

Speaking to The Guardian ahead of Wales Rugby Union’s world cup venture this autumn, Edwards confirmed his lack of experience as the reason for not taking the role, but was confident Lam was leading his former side to more success.

“It was very difficult and it is best not to say too much. I said Wigan needed a more experienced rugby league coach than me and I was right. They are doing well under Adrian Lam and I think they will win the Super League again this year,” he said.