Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell to join Warrington Wolves for 2022 season
DARYL POWELL is set to join Warrington Wolves as head coach when he leaves Castleford Tigers at the end of the season.
Powell has been head coach at Wheldon Road since 2013, leading the club to the 2017 League Leaders' Shield and a Grand Final in the same year.
He also guided the club to the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley in 2014, as they lost to Leeds Rhinos.
The former Great Britain international confirmed last month that the 2021 season would be his last in charge at Castleford.
He has oversaw two wins from two games so far this term, including a hard-fought victory over Warrington in the opening game of the Super League season.
Wire coach Steve Price is set to leave the Halliwell Jones Stadium at the end of the campaign, with Powell now set to take up the position when he leaves the Tigers.
Powell has signed a three-year contract with Warrington and said: “Warrington is an outstanding club with a rich history and the opportunity to coach the club from 2022 onwards is a very special one. I’m looking forward to the challenge.
“Wherever I’ve been as a coach I’ve fully embedded myself into the club and the town. I think it is really important as a coach that you do that and I’m looking forward to meeting all the Warrington fans next season.
“My coaching philosophy is to support players to achieve special things and I think everyone knows and can see what I like to do with my players and teams.
“I feel like I’m moving from one special club to another. I think it’s important to get it out in the open now so I can focus on the year ahead and there’s certainty from both sides at this stage.
"Hopefully there’ll be an excitement at Warrington and an excitement at Castleford that I can finish off there in a really positive way this season.”