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Leigh owner Derek Beaumont reveals club fail to sign high profile coach

Leigh Centurions’ outspoken owner Derek Beaumont has revealed that the club failed in their pursuit of appointing a high profile coach from the NRL.

Last week, Beaumont appointed Chris Chester as Head of Rugby, but in the statement that came along with that appointment, Beaumont revealed that Leigh had failed to add an NRL coach to their ranks.

“I had previously spoken to Kurt and declared also in a public forum that I was bringing in a high profile NRL coach that would have been my biggest single investment in an individual in my time at the club,” Beaumont said.

“That person was unable to secure a release, having initially been advised he could and therefore it was back to the drawing board.

“Having had lengthy discussions with Chris about various aspects, I am fully confident that I can give him full autonomy to make the right decisions over the whole rugby department from coaches and backroom staff to the recruitment of players and to deal with all matters rugby related.”

Kurt Haggerty is thought to be in the running for the full-time position, with Lee Briers dismissing rumours a fortnight ago that he was heading for the Leigh Sports Village.

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