Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Wigan Coach Decides to Quit Scotland Job

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Wigan Coach Decides to Quit Scotland Job

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STEVE McCormack has stepped down from his role as Scotland national team boss after 14 seasons and will concentrate his assistant coaching position with Wigan Warriors.

The former Salford Red Devils and Swinton Lions boss took the reigns at the Bravehearts back in 2004, leading his adopted nation into the 2008, 2013 and 2017 World Cups.

But perhaps his greatest achievement was the victory in the 2014 European Cup, which ensured Scotland's qualification in the 2016 Four Nations, where they held 2008 World Cup winners New Zealand to a 18-18 draw.

"It has been a massive privilege to coach the Scotland national team for so long," said McCormack.

"What we have achieved over 14 international campaigns has been fantastic and there are so many highlights.

"I can pick from a World Cup quarter-final, a European Championship title, and a historic draw against New Zealand in the Four Nations. …

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