Wane keeping options open ahead of Wigan exit

Shaun Wane insists he has not taken any other job after announcing his departure from Wigan.

Wane will leave the Warriors at the end of the season after a 30-year association with the club.

Since his exit was confirmed, rumours have surfaced linking him with jobs elsewhere, included a role at Catalans Dragons and Scotland rugby union.

But Wane insisted that he is keeping his options open, with his current focus being on Wigan and their Grand Final hopes.

When asked if he had a job lined up elsewhere he said: “I’ve only just resigned so absolutely not.

“I’m working until October and hopefully we can get some success with the club and end on a high but nothing in the pipeline.

“I’ve not signed a thing. I’ve always been into other sports. I’m just a sport fan and I try to learn as much as I can, but that’s as far as it goes.”

Speaking at an emotional press conference, Wane explained why he had decided to call time on his stint as head coach.

“It’s been tough, I made it (the decision) last week.

“I’ve been here a long, long time and I’ve had some fantastic times here. I’ve had some great dreams and walked out at Old Trafford and won a World Club Challenge at our own stadium in front of our own fans. I’ve had a great time here, a fantastic 30 years and I’ve won lots of things. But all things come to an end and that’s the way it is.

“I’ve been here a long time, I love every sport and I love travelling. I want to do something else and I just feel the time is right for me and my family.”