Richard Agar appointed Leeds Rhinos head coach

Richard Agar was called in a rolling contract as Leeds Rhinos‘ head coach for the 2020 year , after spending as interim manager.
Agar was in temporary charge since Dave Furner was sacked after Leeds missing 10 of their first 14 Super League games.
The former France head coach has directed Leeds to seven wins in their subsequent 14 league matches along with the Rhinos are put to finish eighth.
Agar said:“I have thoroughly enjoyed working for this particular team of players and helping them turn the corner this season.
„That really is an outstanding clubboth on and off the field, and it is our responsibility over the forthcoming decades to once again challenge for honours over an ongoing period.“
Agar verified to Sky Sports that he held“positive“ talks with team chief executive Gary Hetherington and director of rugby Kevin Sinfield following last Sunday’s triumph in London Broncos, which efficiently secured their Super League status.
After Agar’s appointment, Sinfield stated:“We are delighted to have the ability to affirm Richard as our new Head Coach.
„The manner in which he has conducted this year, during very hard circumstances, has shown us that he is the perfect person for the job.
„We’re fortunate to have the ability to call upon a few of their most experienced coaches in the sport and importantly someone who knows our players and knows the potential for this group of young guys.“
The 47-year-old began working as Furner’s assistant when James Lowes abandoned the club rugby union in April and took on a temporary basis when the Australian was sacked.
Agar goal was to prevent relegation, which has been achieved with two matches in hand.

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