Danny McGuire rules himself out of Leeds job

Danny McGuire Hull KR
Danny McGuire is currently assistant coach at Hull KR

Leeds legend Danny McGuire has ruled himself out of the vacant head coach role at the club.

McGuire, 39, is currently the assistant coach under Tony Smith at Hull KR.

Super League’s highest try scorer, McGuire enjoyed a long and successful career at Leeds before making the move to the Robins.

He made more than 400 appearances for the Headingley Stadium side between 2001-2017.

He had been named as one of the favourites to take the coaching role at the club, left vacant by Richard Agar who recently resigned.

However, speaking to Sky Sports, McGuire ruled himself out of the job.

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“I’ll give an honest answer; no. I’m not ready for a head coach’s role yet,” McGuire told Sky Sports.

“I’ve only been an assistant coach for 18 months really since I finished playing.

“I think it’s way too early for me to be thinking about being in charge of one of the biggest clubs in world rugby.

“I’m really enjoying my time at Hull KR. I loved my time playing there. I finished (my career) playing there for two seasons. Obviously, I’m an assistant coach there and it’s a fantastic club, great people working there and I love going to work every day. I’m really settled at the minute. 

“As everybody knows, I’ll always have a soft spot for Leeds. I had such an amazing time there. I’m from Leeds, I love the city and I love the Rhinos and Leeds United. I love anything associated with Leeds but it’s definitely too early for me as a head coach.

“I’ve got plenty of learning to do and I’m not stupid enough to think I know everything. As you do in any sport or business, you need to earn your stripes and I’m prepared to do that at Rovers and see where that takes me.”

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About Josh McAllister 1337 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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