Richard Agar has been called on a rolling contract as Leeds Rhinos’ head coach for the 2020 season .
Agar was in charge after Leeds missing 10 of the first 14 Super League games, because Dave Furner was in May.
The former France head coach has directed Leeds to seven wins in their 14 league matches and the Rhinos are set to finish eighth in the table.
Agar stated:»I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with this particular team of players and helping them turn the corner this year.
«This really is an outstanding club, both on and off the area, and it is our responsibility over the coming years to once again challenge for honours over a sustained period.»
Agar verified to Sky Sports that he held»positive» talks with club chief executive Gary Hetherington and director of rugby Kevin Sinfield following last Sunday’s triumph at London Broncos, which effectively procured their Super League status.
After Agar’s appointment, Sinfield said:»We are delighted to be able to affirm Richard as our new Head Coach.
«The way he’s conducted himself this year, during very hard conditions, has shown us that he is the ideal person for the task.
«We’re fortunate to be able to call upon one of their most experienced coaches in the sport and importantly someone who knows our players and understands the capacity for the group of young men.»
The 47-year-old started working as Furner’s helper when James Lowes abandoned the club union in April and took on a temporary basis when the Australian was sacked.
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