Warrington Wolves have confirmed that head coach Steve Price will leave the club at the end of the 2021 Super League season.

Price and his family have decided on a return to Australia when his Wolves commitments conclude towards the back end of 2021.

Price has won 60 of his 124 games in charge losing 63 times. He led Warrington to the 2019 challenge cup final victory over St Helens at Wembley stadium.

However, he has also suffered Grand Final defeat in 2018, unable to bring that elusive title to the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Here we look at 5 potential candidates to replace the Australian coach:

Shaun Wane

When news of Price’s decision to leave broke, many Wire fans were quick to express a desire for Wane to be his replacement.

The England head coach is without a club to coach and has made no secret of his desire to return to the week-to-week coaching grind.

With Wane, Warrington head into a market with one of the greatest British coaches of their generation as a free agent.

With three Grand Final rings to his name, the 56-year-old could bring success to Warrington as all fans crave Grand Final glory. Wolves have to consider the former Wigan Warriors head coach, as a manager of his stature would be foolish to pass over.

Brian McDermott

Another English coach with a proven winning record.

The 50-year-old won it all in charge of an all-conquering Leeds Rhinos side.

With four Super League titles, along with two challenge cups under his belt, he certainly knows how to win trophies.

And with that Super League winning experience he could certainly help Warrington grab that elusive honour that has been exceeding them all this time.

Similar to Wane, McDermott is another one of the great British coaches of this generation up for grabs as a free agent.

Craig Bellamy

This is a dream choice for many Wolves fans due to his reign of success with Melbourne Storm in the NRL.

He has won six Premierships with the Storm and is regarded as one of the best coaches in NRL history.

A challenge on the other side of the world could spark the 61-year-olds interest as rumours state that 2021 will be his last year with Melbourne after 19 seasons with the club.

Warrington have become synonymous with big-name signings.

It would be irrational to put it past them going and recruiting the biggest coach currently in the game.

Daryl Powell

Due to the remarkable job, he has done in charge of Castleford Tigers, Powell has many fans who would be eager to see him in charge of Warrington.

He has taken the Tigers to contenders since taking over in 2013, winning the League Leaders’ Shield in 2017 before falling in the Grand Final to Leeds Rhinos.

His attacking brand of Rugby is just what Wire fans crave and the club could be willing to take a gamble on the 55-year-old.

James Ford

Maybe the one who is the least likely on this list to take charge, but Ford is widely regarded as one of the brightest, most promising coaches in the British game.

The rumour mill out in Warrington has been whispering that The Wire wants to head in a new direction that will see them recruit young British players.

If that’s the case, the club could take a similar approach with their coaching appointment. long-term planning could be on their agenda, and Ford is certainly worth discussing.

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