Sean Long says he definitely wants to be a head coach one day but insists there is no rush for him to make that step.
The former Great Britain and St Helens half-back is currently enjoying his time as an assistant coach to Richard Agar at Challenge Cup holders Leeds.
Long, who has experience coaching with St Helens, Samoa and Harlequins RU, has aspirations to be a head coach one day but is not rushing anything.
He said: “I definitely want to be a head coach but for me there is no rush.
“I see young coaches jump into it straight away then they get the chop and thats it, they are back down the pecking order again so I feel like I’m in a good place at the moment.
“I’ve worked on adjusting and I feel me and Rich have got a real good understanding since our time at Hull. He has been coaching for a lot longer than me so I’m going to learn a lot from Rich as well.
“I will know when the time is right to take a head coaching job but for now I’m really enjoying my time as an assistant and there is no rush from me.”
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Long revealed there were a few offers on the table for him once he decided to leave Quins – but Leeds were the clear option.
He added: “There were a few other offers but I’d spent time with Leeds in December and then at the end of the season.
“And to be part of it going forward with Kev (Sinfield), Gary (Hetherington) and Rich – I’d worked with them before – and saw the potential of growth in this team, that is what swayed me to go to Leeds.
“I’ve always had a good relationship with Rich Agar and the potential for growth for this team was the reasoning for my choice.”
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