Richard Agar appointed Leeds Rhinos head coach

Richard Agar has been appointed as Leeds Rhinos‘ new head trainer for the 2020 year with a rolling contract, after spending as interim boss.
Following Leeds lost 10 of the first 14 Super League games since Dave Furner was sacked in May agar was in temporary charge.
The France head coach has since guided Leeds to seven wins from their subsequent 14 league games and also the Rhinos are put to finish eighth.
Agar said:“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working on this particular team of players and helping them turn the corner this season.
„This is an outstanding golf club both on and off the field, and it’s our duty over the coming years to once again challenge for honours over an ongoing period.“
Agar supported to Sky Sports that he held“positive“ talks with team chief executive Gary Hetherington and manager of Baseball Kevin Sinfield after last Sunday’s triumph in London Broncos, which efficiently procured their Super League status.
Following Agar’s appointment, Sinfield said:“We are thrilled to be able to affirm Richard as our new Head Coach.
„The manner in which he has conducted this year, during very challenging conditions, has shown us he is the right person for the task.
„We’re fortunate to be able to call upon a few of their most experienced trainers in the game and importantly someone who knows our players and understands the potential for this group of young men.“
The 47-year-old started working as the assistant of Furner when James Lowes abandoned the club for union in April and took on a temporary basis when the Australian was sacked.
Agar objective was to avoid.

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