Payten rejects permanent Warriors coaching role

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Interim Warriors coach Todd Payten has revealed that he turned down the everlasting position because the membership’s head coach attributable to private causes.

Payten has been on the helm of the New Zealand-based facet after the mid-season sacking of Stephen Kearney.

Talking on Fox Sports activities’ NRL 360, Payten stated the Warriors had provided him the job final Monday.

“My spouse’s father simply began chemotherapy,” he stated.

“That was on the forefront of our thoughts. Clearly with the COVID factor, for her to journey backwards and forwards may be very, very tough.

“That was a giant a part of it. That is my resolution and I’ve made it.

“It was powerful for everybody. The membership was shocked and disenchanted. Shifting ahead, my focus is on getting the facet ready from week to week.”

Regardless of knocking again the Warriors position, Payten confirmed that he was nonetheless within the working to interchange the recently-departed Paul Inexperienced on the Cowboys.

Payten’s rejection leaves the Warriors going again to the drafting board to determine who the membership’s subsequent mentor might be.

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