Richard Agar set to take Leeds job on permanent basis

Leeds interim head coach Richard Agar is set to take on the role on a permanent basis.

Agar, 47, joined the club last December but has been in temporary charge since the sacking of Dave Furner in May, with the brief to save the Rhinos from relegation.

With last Sunday’s win over London effectively securing their survival, focus has turned to 2020.

He told Sky Sports: “I sat down with Gary on Monday night and subsequently had a couple of meetings with Kevin on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“Obviously we’ve a game tomorrow 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.”

Agar started his coaching career at York, and has also coached at Hull, Wakefield and the France national team.