16 Apr 2011

Maguire new Rabbitohs coach

5:48 pm on 16 April 2011

The National Rugby League club South Sydney have signed Wigan's Michael Maguire as their next coach on a three-year deal.

Maguire heads to Redfern in 2012 with the Rabbitohs viewing him as their long-term solution, having failed to secure supercoach Wayne Bennett, who's joining Newcastle from St George Illawarra next year.

Maguire was a former assistant to Craig Bellamy at Melbourne and took Wigan to a Super League title in his first season at the helm.

He will replace John Lang at Souths.