If you’re an NRL assistant coach with an eye out for an interim head coaching gig, you could do a lot worse than accepting an assistant role at the Warriors, where head coach Stephen Kearney appears likely to guide the New Zealand side to a worse record than that which got his predecessor dismissed.
So, it’s understandable that Tigers assistant coach Craig Sandercock is reportedly considering a sideways move to the Warriors, according to WWOS. There, he’d fill the Warriors assistant role vacated by Steve McNamara, who left the club in June to take up the head coaching role at Catalans Dragons.
Sandercock is currently serving under Ivan Cleary at the Tigers, whose job is surely secure after being appointed mid-season, with a roster in need of a complete rebuild.
Sandercock has previously coached Hull KR in the Super League, with a career winning percentage of 41.1%.
(For what it’s worth, Kearney has a career winning percentage of 28.3%, and 38.9% in 2017. He replaced Andrew McFadden as head coach, after McFadden was demoted for having guided the Warriors to a winning percentage of 43.3% in three years in charge. Figure that out.)