David Furner favourite for Leeds job

Drew Darbyshire

South Sydney Rabbitohs assistant coach David Furner is favourite to take over from Brian McDermott as Leeds coach, according to Sky Bet.

It was confirmed on Monday morning that the Rhinos sacked Brian McDermott as head coach with immediate effect.

Furner, 47, actually played for Leeds between 2003 and 2004, making 46 appearances before retiring.

He coached NRL side Canberra Raiders for five years between 2009 and 2013, winning 47 of his 109 games in charge.

Furner is the 9/4 favourite to succeed McDermott.

Rhinos legend Rob Burrow, who is currently coaching Leeds’ Under-19s outfit, is at 11/2.

New Zealand Warriors coach Stephen Kearney is also in the running. The 46-year-old spent eight years as coach of the New Zealand national team.

And Castleford Tigers boss Daryl Powell is at 5/1.

Sky Bet odds for next permanent Leeds coach:

David Furner 9/4

Daryl Powell 5/1

Denis Betts 5/1

Rob Burrow 11/2

Stephen Kearney 8/1

Ben Walker 10/1