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Shaun Edwards: Wales defence coach linked to Wigan Warriors head function

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Shaun Edwards: Wales defence coach linked to Wigan Warriors head function

Shaun Edwards has been defence coach with Wales since 2008

Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards stays a doable candidate to educate rugby league facet Wigan Warriors.

Wigan coach Shaun Wane will step down on the finish of the season and a return to league with the membership he performed for stays a chance for Edwards.

“You all the time have a view of a handful of coaches who you’d prefer to see teaching Wigan or in rugby league,” Wigan proprietor Ian Lenagan advised the Information & Star.

“In fact, Shaun Edwards could be amongst these wherever.”

Edwards is beneath contract with the Welsh Rugby Union till the tip of the 2019 World Cup in Japan, however Wales head coach Warren Gatland has stated he has “no situation” along with his backroom employees exploring different job alternatives.

The 51-year-old Edwards has been linked just lately with jobs including the England defence function and Harlequins head coach, though he has just lately taken on an extra function in Wales to work with both Ospreys and Dragons on a part-time foundation.

However with Wane departing Wigan to become Scotland’s high-performance coach within the 15-man code, there’s a emptiness on the DW Stadium.

“Wigan is clearly a marquee membership and it might be probably the greatest jobs in rugby league I think. Whether or not you are speaking about UK-based or Australian coaches, I’d think about there will be a excessive diploma of curiosity,” Lenagan added.

“However it’s too early within the course of to remark. I have been getting telephone calls all from individuals who wish to come and take the Wigan job.”

Edwards was assistant coach and head coach at Wasps earlier than taking over his function with Wales in 2008, serving to them win two Grand Slams and a Six Nations title.

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