St Helens boss Nathan Brown has insisted people should not be talking about his impending departure from the club – more the fact that two great rivals are going head-to-head in the Grand Final this coming Saturday.
Brown’s Saints side will take on Wigan Warriors in his final match in charge, before he heads back to Australia with his young family. And, after fielding plenty of questions on the decision to leave prior to the game, Brown believes his departure is simply not important, saying nobody should be concentrating on what a “silly Aussie bloke” is doing.
“Coaches come and go – it’s part and parcel of the job,” Brown said this past Monday.
“To be honest, I think we should be focusing on the game and not what a silly Aussie bloke like me is doing.
“Obviously, I will be sad to leave this country, where I’ve made many good friends and will take home great memories, but at this moment in time I’d rather talk about the players because they are the most important people as far as I am concerned.
“It’s not fair for me to be talking about going home when two great teams are competing in a Grand Final. You don’t have to ignore it as a story but that doesn’t mean I’m going to talk about.
“It doesn’t matter about me, the guys are focused on the game and that’s what matters.”