Wigan Warriors have confirmed that Matt Peet will take up the role of head coach ahead of the 2022 Betfred Super League season, while they have also revealed a new coaching team.
Following the departure of head coach Adrian Lam after Wigan lost to Leeds Rhinos in the playoff semi-finals, Peet has been unveiled as his successor.
The 2021 Grand Final takes place on Saturday when Catalans Dragons and St Helens square off at Old Trafford (Match Betting – Catalans 12/5, draw 22/1, St Helens 2/5).
The Australian has spent 13 years coaching at Wigan and Sale Sharks and is regarded as a promising young coach “with a reputation for strong leadership, technical excellence and innovative thinking”.
Peet told Wigan’s official website: “It is a privilege to be named Wigan Warriors Head Coach. I’m looking forward to what is ahead and I’m very grateful to Ian Lenagan, Kris Radlinski and the Club for giving me this opportunity.
“My philosophy on coaching is challenging every individual to a really high level and creating an environment that supports and cares for them. It is my job to make sure that this team is prepared, that every individual is playing their absolute best, that they put the team and the Club above themselves on a daily basis and that we give our fans something to get behind.”
Meanwhile, Shaun Wane (pictured) has returned to the club as part of a reshuffled backroom staff, taking up the position of Leadership and Management Director.
Wane led Warriors to three Betfred Super League titles, a Challenge Cup and World Club Challenge glory between 2011 and 2018.
“This role presents me with an exciting new challenge. My passion is developing people and culture and being able to do this at my hometown Club is the perfect fit,” Wane said.
Former Warrington Wolves stand-off Lee Briers has taken up the post of assistant coach and he is joined in that role by Sean O’Loughlin.