Crusaders offer coaching role to Michael Monaghan

North Wales Crusaders have offered Warrington hooker Michael Monaghan the vacant coaching job at the club.

Monaghan emerged as a surprise late contender for the position as part of a proposed partnership with the Wolves.

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Richard Marshall and Gary Chambers, who have both spent time on the coaching staff at Warrington, had previously been in the running, along with Steve McCormack, who withdrew. But Monaghan’s name came into the frame last week and the club is now waiting for a reply from the Australian.

The experienced hooker is set to retire at the end of the Super League season and this would give him a direct route into professional coaching.