Super League is awash with top coaches both Head Coaches and assistant coaches,
But among those exciting assistant coaches, there are many who could soon be ready to be Super League Head Coaches.
So, here’s five assistant coaches who could soon make the leap to Head Coach.
Danny McGuire – Hull KR
The former Leeds Rhinos legend was linked with both the Leeds Rhinos and Hull KR jobs when they were vacant. Clearly highly thought of, McGuire shone in the interim Head Coach role at the Robins last year even masterminding the defeat of Hull FC with just 16 men.
Andy Last – Castleford Tigers
The quality of Last was underlined by his involvement in the England set up for the Rugby League World Cup in 2022. He is also set to lead Castleford in a friendly tomorrow against Featherstone Rovers and has experience at filling in as a Head Coach at Hull FC in 2020.
Ryan Sheridan – Warrington Wolves
The former Leeds Rhinos halfback was a key member of Daryl Powell’s coaching staff at Castleford Tigers and continues to be key at Warrington. A great attacking coach it will be interesting to see whether he will soon take on a Head Coach role of his own.
Kurt Haggerty – Salford Red Devils
The emphasis Salford Red Devils, Ian Blease and Paul Rowley have placed on keeping Haggerty at the club shows how well regarded he is. Like others, he has had some short term in a coaching hot seat and could be ready to take on a Head Coach role in the future.
James Ford – Wakefield Trinity
Tipped to one day be England coach, Ford has left the Head Coach role at York for Wakefield Trinity as assistant coach. Though a move back to the Head Coach role isn’t likely any time soon having only just joined Wakefield, he certainly has the quality to take on a role in 2024 and beyond in Super League.