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New deal for Wakefield boss

20th November 2018, 17:54 by Jack Ogalbe

Wakefield head coach Chris Chester has agreed a new three-year deal to stay with the Super League club.

The 40-year-old took the reins at Belle Vue in 2016 and has overseen a steady development which has led to two straight fifth-place finishes and a semi-final appearance in the Challenge Cup.

Chester's previous deal ran until the end of the 2019 campaign but the board decided to reward the progress he has overseen with a new contract.

Chief executive Michael Carter described the news as "absolutely fantastic", while the former Hull KR boss, who is also co-coach of Scotland alongside John Duffy, says it was an easy decision to stay at his hometown club.

Chester told the club's website: "I am very happy. To get my deal sorted so quickly is great news for me and my family.

"We are very settled here, I am a Wakefield Trinity fan and a Wakefield lad and I am delighted to have agreed another three years."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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