Barrie McDermott wants surprise trio to be appointed at Leeds Rhinos

Ever since Richard Agar stepped down as Leeds Rhinos head coach, there have been many debates about who will replace him.

Jamie Jones-Buchanan, one of the mainstays of the West Yorkshire club’s Golden Generation in the 2000s and 2010s, has taken over as interim boss with Sean Long alongside him.

However, it has been well documented that chief executive Gary Hetherington jetted off to Australia at the weekend on a fact-finding mission in an attempt to potentially lure a coach Down Under to Headingley.

For former Leeds prop Barrie McDermott, however, he very much wants an England triumvirate at the helm.

You don’t need to reinvent the wheel, but what you can do is maybe bring that forward into the people who are at the club now,” McDermott told Sky Sports.

“Jonesy is a cultural architect. If you brought in Danny McGuire, he would force change and embrace it, and Brian McDermott would spearhead that – that would be my trio.

“I’m looking at some of those senior players now, thinking they need to show leadership. Not just on the field, but how they conduct themselves, how they train and the example they set for those younger players.”

Michael Maguire, Shane Flanagan, Anthony Seibold, Paul Green, Cameron Ciraldo and Justin Morgan are just some of those names linked with the Rhinos job that are currently in the southern hemisphere and who Hetherington may potentially talk with.

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