Adrian Lam and Shaun Edwards both wore the cherry and white of Wigan as players

Wigan Warriors legend Shaun Edwards will return to the Super League club as head coach in 2020, after Adrian Lam takes the job for a season.

Edwards will take charge of the club – where he spent 14 years and won every available honour – after fulfilling his commitments as Wales’ defence coach at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Current coach Shaun Wane is joining Scotland Rugby later this year.

Ex-Papua New Guinea coach Lam spent three years a Wigan player from 2001.

Wigan Warriors chairman Ian Lenagan said he was “delighted” 51-year-old Edwards had signed a three-year contract.

“He is a legendary figure in both codes of rugby as a supremely gifted player and as a highly successful coach,” he added.

“He is an inspirational figure, a born leader and a winner at everything he has turned his attention to.

“Shaun will undoubtedly inject some fresh ideas and impetus into the game, drawing on his extensive experience in rugby union, and we’re proud to have made such a progressive appointment.

“We’re looking forward to how he builds on the very strong foundations that we have in place at Wigan.”

More to follow.

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