6th October 2020, 13:44 | championship

Tim Sheens resigns as Widnes head coach

Tim Sheens resigns as Widnes head coach

Rugby League World Cup-winning coach Tim Sheens has resigned from his role as Head Coach at Widnes Vikings.

The 69 year old led the Vikings to five wins from seven games before the Coronavirus pandemic brought an end to the 2020 Betfred Championship season.

A statement on today read:

"Widnes Vikings can confirm that Tim Sheens has resigned from his post as Head Coach of the club.

"Tim was appointed ahead of the 2020 season on a two-year deal, leading the club through their seven competitive fixtures before the cancellation of the campaign due to Coronavirus.

"Following a heavily disrupted first season in charge, in which the club won five of their seven games played, Tim has made the decision to resign from his role at Widnes Vikings.

"The club would like to place on record their thanks to Tim for his efforts during his time at the Vikings, and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

"As a club, we are confident that the role of Head Coach at this prestigious club will attract a high level of interest, especially given the quality of the squad already assembled for 2021 and our loyal and passionate fan base.

"We will now take the necessary time needed to appoint a successor to Tim who can build upon the foundations and lead the club successfully into the future.

"Widnes Vikings will be making no further comment."