1 Aug 2011

McClennan to coach Warriors in 2012

4:50 pm on 1 August 2011

Former Kiwis coach Brian McClennan will coach the Warriors in the NRL next year.

McClennan, 49, has agreed to a two-year deal with the club and replaces Ivan Cleary, who has signed with Penrith.

McClennan has been working as Auckland Rugby League's football development manager after a highly-successful term at Leeds where he guided the Rhinos to back-to-back English Super League titles and a world club championship crown.

He coached the Kiwis from 2005 until 2007.

Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah says it will be up to McClennan to decide on his assistants.