Castleford Tigers boss Daryl Powell comments on Warrington Wolves link

Departing Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell insists he doesn’t yet have a job to go to.
Daryl Powell. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.Daryl Powell. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.
Daryl Powell. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

Powell announced yesterday [Friday] he will leave Tigers at the end of this season.

Warrington Wolves - Tigers’ opponents in Betfred Super League round one next Sunday - had already confirmed their coach, Steve Price, will be moving on when his contract expires in the autumn.

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Powell’s announcement immediately sparked speculation he is on his way to the big-spending Cheshire club, but he stressed he doesn’t have a new club lined up and is fully focused on winning silverware with Tigers this year.

People have put two and two together there,” Powell, 55, said.

“I don’t have anything set up.

“I’d already made my decision – I sat down with [Castleford chairman] Ian Fulton towards the end of last season and was just looking for the best time to announce it.

“I always felt that would be the week before the start of the new season.

“I told the players [on Friday] morning.”

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Powell began his coaching career, while still a player, at Keighley Cougars and was in charge of Leeds Rhinos from 2001-2003.

He had a spell in rugby union, with Leeds Tykes, before joining Featherstone Rovers in 2008 and moving to Castleford five years later.

Of what his next role might be, he said: “Nothing’s off the table.

“When I left Featherstone, that was the right time and Castleford has been awesome, but I do think this is the right decision, too.”

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