Richard Agar is poised to become the next permanent head coach of Leeds Rhinos, having taken the job on as interim-head coach, Agar has now confirmed that talks are in advanced stages for him to take over on a more permanent basis.
Having worked at both Hull FC and Wakefield before as coach Agar has plenty of experience to know what it takes to get to the top.
Whilst in caretaker charge of the side he was tasked with saving the club from what seemed nailed on relegation from the Super League. However the former player now turned coach has managed to steer the club away from the dreaded drop zone.
He has now said that he would like the job on a full time basis and that talks with the Leeds Rhinos board are in advanced stages.
He told Sky Sports: “I sat down with Gary (Hetherington) on Monday night and subsequently had a couple of meetings with Kevin on Tuesday and Wednesday.
“Obviously we’ve a game tomorrow (Friday) so I can’t say anything has been finalised but just that the talks have been really positive. I’ve felt a lot of support from within the club, I’ve felt quite comfortable and relaxed in the job and I think I’ve seen some progress from the guys.”