THE brand of rugby league Daryl Powell has adopted during his coaching career “really appealed” to Warrington Wolves.

Those are the thoughts of club chairman Stuart Middleton as he explained how The Wire came to the conclusion that Powell was the right man to succeed Steve Price as head coach.

Upon completing his final year at Castleford Tigers, Powell will move to The Halliwell Jones Stadium on a three-year deal starting from the 2022 season.

His Tigers sides have gained plaudits over the years for their exciting, attacking style of play – something Middleton says has been “unrivalled” in Super League.

The Wire chairman is also excited to see the influence the new head coach has on the talent currently emerging from the club’s academy.

“After the completion of a thorough process we believe Daryl is the best man to take the club forward in 2022 and beyond,” he said.

“His coaching philosophy and the brand of rugby league he promotes is something that really appealed to us.

“The impact he has had at Castleford is very impressive, taking them from 12th to league leaders in four years in a playing manner that was unrivalled in Super League.

“His ability to improve players was also an attraction – under his guidance, he’s helped to develop three players into Men of Steel.

“We’ve got an exciting crop of youngsters emerging so we look forward to seeing how he helps shape and develop their game.”