Smith content with Wolves exit

11 September 2017 18:13:47 GMTPlus11

Departing Warrington Wolves head coach Tony Smith believes he will leave the club in a better place than when he arrived nearly nine years ago.

The 50-year-old has opted to move on after seeing his side secure their Super League future with a tense 32-30 win over Leigh Centurions on Saturday.

And, despite the struggles of the past few months, Smith is proud of his overall record with Warrington, who have won three Challenge Cups, two League Leaders' Shields and reached the Grand Final on three occasions during his tenure.

Smith told the club's official website: "I've really enjoyed my nine years at the club and feel that it's now in the best interests of all for us to go in different directions.

"I'd like to think that while this has been a tough year, the club has progressed in the time I've been there in many ways, on and off the field, and is now in a position that means they can go on to bigger and greater things."

Prior to joining Warrington, Smith had enjoyed spells in charge of both the Huddersfield Giants and the Leeds Rhinos, as well as taking charge of the Great Britain and England international sides.

Meanwhile, Warrington can be backed at 7.50 to lift the Challenge Cup again next year, with the Rhinos available at 6.00 and holders Hull  FC 6.00.

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