Leeds Rhinos reportedly will have a new coach next week

Eight time Super League Champions Leeds Rhinos have been without a Head Coach since their defeat to Salford.

The defeat was Leeds’ fifth in six league games to start the season and since then things haven’t gotten any better with defeats to Castleford and St Helens in league and cup.

Now languishing in 11th in the table, Rhinos legend Jamie Jones-Buchanan has been tasked with overseeing things as Chief Executive Gary Hetherington searches for the man to take Leeds forward.

Buchanan will oversee tonight’s game against Huddersfield and Easter Monday’s game with fellow strugglers Castleford but that may be his last game in charge with the Rhinos reportedly set to appoint a new coach next week.

That comes after Hetherington reportedly said in a fan event before tonight’s game that a new coach would be announced next week. The event was a members meal for supporters who had refused offered refunds for their season tickets in Leeds’ two Covid hit seasons and saw fans promised that a new man would soon be appointed to halt Leeds’ troubles.

Hetherington returned to England this week after reviewing candidates down under reportedly including Ryan Carr who has worked for the Rhinos in the past.

He returned to England this week to interview European based candidates but it remains to be seen if the new boss will be from Australia or closer to be home but it seems a new coach will be in the hot seat next week.

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