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18 March 2019, 11:07 | Updated: 18 March 2019, 11:09
Wigan are "seeking dialogue" with Shaun Edwards over comments the Wales coach made that seemed to bring an agreed move to the Warriors next year into considerable doubt.
Edwards said following Wales' Guinness Six Nations Grand Slam triumph that he had not signed a contract with Wigan, despite having agreed to cross codes and take charge at the DW Stadium in 2020.
Wigan said in a brief statement on their website: "Wigan Warriors are aware of quotes from Shaun Edwards regarding his future contractual arrangements.
"Following the conclusion of the Six Nations and Shaun's comments, we have been seeking dialogue with Shaun directly since Sunday to clarify to Wigan his intentions."
Wales' defensive guru is due to leave his post at the end of their World Cup campaign this autumn.
He told reporters over the weekend: "On my future, my next step really is to sign a contract, I haven't signed a contract with anybody yet.
"So as it stands, come the end of the World Cup I'm unemployed. So that's where I am.
"I agreed with Wigan and thought we would sign a contract. But then Wigan said, 'it's OK, we'll sign one later', and I thought that was unusual. And that was nine months ago.
"I agreed to go to Wigan, but I never signed a contract.
"I'll consider all offers, league, union. All I can say is that I haven't signed anything with anybody."