Shaun Wane on 150th game as Head Coach of Wigan Warriors
Wane to lead Wigan for 150th time against Warrington Wolves
- Head Coach speaks on how he’s changed and previews Warrington game
Shaun Wane has admitted he had no idea it was his 150th game in charge but that it was a “good feeling”.
The Warriors Head Coach will lead Wigan for the 150th time this evening as his side do battle with Warrington Wolves.
Speaking ahead of the game, Wane said: “I’m too comfortable with it being my 150th game to be honest.”
“Kris Radlinski let me know and it never even entered my head before that. I’d rather mark the milestones for the players but it is a good feeling.
“I’ve not really thought about it too much, I hope I get to 200, 250 and 300 games, I want to break records and I want stay here for a long time but it’s not something I dwell on.”
Wane is now the longest serving Wigan Coach of the Super League era having surpassed the previous record held by Brian Noble.
Asked if he’d changed over the last four years, he said: “I’m not trying to please everybody now, I understand that you can’t please everybody you just have to be decisive with your gut feeling.
“I think I manage the players a little differently now, I don’t get too excited with wins or too down with losses and I think I’m a bit smarter as a coach. I enjoy it a lot more too.”
Turning his attention to tonight’s opponents Warrington, Wane admitted he has a lot of respect for the Wolves.
“They’ve got some very good players who are playing really well, they were the best team when they beat us at the DW earlier this season but we know the areas that we need to improve on.
“I’m a big admirer of them and some of the individuals they’ve got there at Warrington is outstanding.
“Hopefully we can be crisp with our attack, having George back training with us will help, how much game time he’s going to get I’m not sure yet.”