Leigh owner Derek Beaumont confirms departure of coach

Leigh Centurions owner Derek Beaumont has tonight confirmed the exit of previous assistant coach Micky Higham.

Beaumont was addressing a fan’s question on social media giant Twitter, that asked whether or not Higham would be at the club in 2022 as Leigh undergo a makeover in the coaching department.

Adrian Lam has already been appointed as head coach, with former Wakefield Trinity boss Chris Chester joining as head of rugby.

And, with the news that former Wigan Warriors prop Tony Clubb has joined as assistant coach, some were asking the questions of where Higham – who had played over 100 games for the Centurions in his career – would fit in.

Beaumont, Chester and Lam have spent the off-season rebuilding with new signings such as Jy Hitchcox, Joe Wardle, Ata Hingano and Caleb Aekins joining the club as Leigh attempt to gain promotion from the Championship at the first time of asking.

When asked if Higham would still be a part of the coaching staff in 2022, Beaumont replied: “Micky is a legend and always will be he is his own man and is the master of his own destiny in terms of what his future holds and decisions he makes and those are not for me to comment on but Micky isn’t staff next year but most certainly welcome all the time as he knows.”

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