Steve Price says he's a better coach for his ill-fated spell in charge of St George Illawarra.
Price was appointed head coach of the Dragons in 2012, after Wayne Bennett left to join Newcastle.
But The 'Red V' missed the finals in 2012 and 2013, and the 39-year-old was sacked three months into the 2014 campaign after a run of consecutive defeats and replaced by current boss Paul McGregor.
As Price now attempts to resurrect his head coaching career in England, he admits he has no hard feelings about his stint at the joint-venture.
“It’s a fantastic club," he told Inside Sport.
“I spent 14 fantastic years there. I had a great time there. It is what it is – how it turned out – but I like to think I’m a lot better person for it. I feel like I’m a lot more resilient from what I’ve gone through.
"It’s important that I keep growing and not make mistakes I may have made in the past.”
After leaving the Dragons, Price spent several seasons as an assistant at Cronulla under Shane Flanagan, and was part of the staff that led the Sharks to an NRL grand final in 2016.
Now in the top job at Super League side Warrington, the former Balmain player is adamant he will be his own man.
“I’ve worked under some fantastic coaches in Wayne Bennett, Nathan Brown and Shane Flanagan,” Price said.
“They’re totally different coaches in their own right and it’s important I be myself. I’ve taken bits from them, from what I’ve learnt, and they’ve been fantastic mentors to me.
"I’ve got a fantastic relationship with all three of them but it’s important I put my own spin on it.
"Warrington's a great club, it’s got wonderful people involved in the organisation, it’s well-resourced and it’s a club I definitely feel we can get back to being a top Super League club."