VIDEO: As Warrington Wolves’ boss Tony Smith prepares to leave the club after nine years he says he has no current plans to return to the game which he says doesn’t excite him at the moment.
After agreeing to leave the club by “mutual consent” Smith says Warrington will always have a a place in his heart and he will always look out for the club’s results as a fan.
“I am proud of what we have done and will walk away from here saying it has been and honour and a privilege to have coached here.
“But I don’t judge myself on trophies – it has been about developing and improving players – and sometimes the by product of this is a trophy, which is great for the club and the supporters.”
But Smith says he has no immediate plans to return to the Super League or Rugby League.
“It doesn’t excite me at the moment,” he said. “There need to be some changes in the way the sport is run and set up.
“I am not excited and a lot of people are not excited which is a real shame and we need to do something about it and protect our sport a bit more. I need to go away and recharge my batteries and spend some time with the most important person in my life – my wife.”
Smith says he leaves the club on good terms with owner Simon Moran and he wants to see the club “grow and prosper.”
“It will always be in my heart and be a big part of my memories and I am keen to finish off strong with the last two games.”