Wales Rugby Union coach Shaun Edwards said he will stay in the coaching team for Wales as they head to Japan in September.
Edwards was said to have had a verbal agreement back in August 2018 with his home team Wigan Warriors. He was allegedly offered a three-year contract as head coach for the squad from 2020.
But following Wales’ Grand Slam success, the defence coach denies ever agreeing to the position or signing a contract.
The WRU said Edwards is set to stay on Wales’ management team under new head coach Wayne Pivac after the World Cup in Japan in November.
In a joint statement by Wigan Warriors and Edwards, he stated:
Despite his lengthy career at Wigan, he says in the statement that he doesn’t believe he is the right person for the job.
“The Wigan deal I recently received is very favourable to all other offers I have had so far.
“I feel Wigan need a more experienced rugby league head coach than myself, to give the club and the people of Wigan the best team possible.”
Welsh fans are delighted at the news that Shaun will remain on the management team as Wales are set head over to Japan for the World Cup in September.
Wigan are now left searching for someone to fill the position of head coach, they say this in their recent statement: