Warrington coach Tony Smith signs contract extension to 2015
Last Updated: October 17, 2012 7:10pm
Tony Smith: successful four years with Warrington
Warrington coach Tony Smith has signed a contract extension to stay at The Halliwell Jones Stadium until November 2015.
Since joining the Wolves in 2009 after leaving his role with England, Smith has led Wire to three Challenge Cups in four years, the League Leader's Shield in 2011 plus their first Grand Final appearance this season.
However, despite Warrington losing a titanic Old Trafford decider to Wembley runners-up Leeds, Australian Smith can see greater success ahead.
He said: "We'll be in there trying (to win Super League) along with the 13 other teams. It's all going to be a new year and you have to start again but I think the fact that we didn't quite finish it off will leave us with a lot of desire to go that step further if we can.
"I'm excited about our future and I'm pleased with the progress that we've made so far in the time that I've been here and I'm looking forward to hopefully progressing further."
"We can't take anything for granted. We will have to earn the right again and we'll certainly do that in the pre-season and prepare ourselves the best we can for another good campaign next year.
"I'm excited about our future and I'm pleased with the progress that we've made so far in the time that I've been here and I'm looking forward to hopefully progressing further.
"Working with the people I get to work with in these exciting times for the club and being part of it as we try to establish ourselves as one of the big teams in the competition excites me.
"I have a lot of respect for the people I'm working with and working for, so it was an easy decision to make."
Smith's squad last year was one of the oldest in Super League but he is excited by the young talent coming through the ranks.
"We've got some terrific young players coming through which is really exciting and I am expecting that they will take us to some new levels," he added.
"I think there are some exciting guys coming through, such as Ben Currie and Brad Dwyer, who have already contributed, but I'm expecting them to come through even more.
"And the likes of Rhys Evans, Ben Evans, James Laithwaite, Jordan Burke, Ryan Shaw, James Mendeika, Danny Bridge, James Saltonstall and Glenn Riley who are all going to be pushing for positions next year.
"There is depth within our squad and these young guys, who now have a year of full-time training under their belt, will be much more prepared for the rigours of Super League."