Mick Potter Emerges as Prominent Candidate to Succeed Daniel Anderson as Saints' Coach

Mick Potter Rugby LeagueSt Helens insist that they are still months away from making a final decision on who will succeed Daniel Anderson as their coach next season despite growing speculation that Mick Potter of the Catalans Dragons has already landed the job.

Potter has been regarded as one of the favourites since Anderson confirmed last year that he will return to Australia at the end of this season, and after steering the Dragons to a third home victory against Saints in as many years at the weekend, he admitted that he does not plan to renew his contract when it expires this autumn.

However while Potter suggested that his future will be determined "within the next month", the St Helens Chairman Eamonn McManus said that the club are not expecting to make an appointment until later in the year.

"We do have three or four candidates in mind, and we will be speaking to them over the next three or four months," said McManus.

"Clearly we are talking to coaches who are already in existing positions, so we have to be fair to them and their current clubs. That means it's going to be well into the summer time before anything can be announced."

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