Steve Price is the coach under most pressure in 2021, say League Express readers

Warrington Wolves coach Steve Price is the Super League coach under most pressure in 2021, according to the readers of League Express.

Each week the newspaper sets a Readers’ Poll question, to which thousands of readers respond each week.

In last week’s issue, readers were asked which Super League coach is under the most pressure to improve his side’s fortunes in 2021, and they were presented with seven possible alternative answers.

Price took over the reins at Warrington in the 2018 season, and in his first year in charge he took the Wolves to the Challenge Cup Final and the Grand Final, where they lost to Catalans Dragons and Wigan Warriors respectively.

In 2019 they defeated St Helens in the Challenge Cup Final, but were eliminated from the five-team Super League play-off in the opening round, suffering a home defeat to Castleford Tigers.

In 2020 the Wolves made neither final, losing to Salford in the Challenge Cup semi-final and to Hull FC in the opening round of the Super League play-off.

In 2021 the club has recruited Australian superstar Greg Inglis, who is coming out of retirement to play for the club, and that has increased expectations among Warrington supporters and has ramped up the pressure on Price.

How the readers voted

Steve Price (Warrington Wolves) 27.17%
Chris Chester (Wakefield Trinity) 23.50%
Brett Hodgson (Hull FC) 13.45%
Daryl Powell (Castleford Tigers) 10.49%
Tony Smith (Hull Kingston Rovers) 9.96%
Ian Watson (Huddersfield Giants) 8.61%
John Duffy (Leigh Centurions) 6.82%

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