OUTGOING Wanderers coach Viv Paasi would like nothing more than for his successor Darren Young to lift the first grade premiership trophy next year.
It’s something that has eluded Paasi. Three times he has led the Two Blues to the grand final, only to go down to Hamilton.
“It has never been about me,” he said. “It is about these boys. I would give anything to give these guys a premiership. We had a big turn over of players last year and we were able to still make the grand final in all three grades and win the club championships. It is has been a great year.”
Paasi conceded Hamilton were “too good on the day”.
“Hamilton are the benchmark for all clubs,” he said.
“To be successful and win a premiership, you have to combat what they are doing.”
Paasi is standing down due to growing work commitments.
“I know the club is going into really good hands,” he said. “I’d love to see Darren Young leading them to a grand final win. This loss will make them hungry.”