Shield winner Lam’s future set to be decided

Adrian Lam’s future is set to be decided in the coming weeks after lifting his first silverware as Wigan head coach.

The Warriors won the League Leaders’ Shield on Friday and are just two wins away from a second Grand Final success in three years.

Lam guided the club to a second-place finish in 2019 and boasts a 64.7% win percentage during his 51-game spell.

His contract expires at the end of the season, but Kris Radlinski expects his future, as well as player recruitment, to be resolved in the coming weeks.

“Everyone knows where they stand with contracts,” Radlinski told League Express.

“Over the coming two weeks all will become clear. There are probably some players moving on from all clubs who don’t know where they’ll be playing next year, but we have to stay as tight as we can until the Grand Final.

“Because Adrian’s future isn’t finalised yet, we’ve not sat down the whole complete squad. But it’s very much a case of let’s get to the end, assess the impact and Adrian’s future and go from there.

“We might go into next season lighter with regards to numbers because there are still uncertainties with Covid; will we be paying for testing? If so that’s £120,000 we have to find. We have reduced Sky money next year and we’re still unsure on the return of crowds and the impact on sport and the club.

“But 2021 can’t be a year of consolidation, it has to be the year we’ve survived to continue going forward.”

Despite winning the Shield, Wigan are second favourites after their great rivals St Helens to win the Super League title, with Saints 6/4 favourites and Wigan priced at 7/4 with Super League title sponsor Betfred.

Betfred odds to win the Grand Final: St Helens 6/4, Wigan 7/4, Warrington 5/1, Catalans 10/1, Leeds 10/1, Hull 20/1

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