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New twist in Leigh coaching appointment

Kurt Haggerty will be given time to turn things around at Leigh before a permanent appointment is made.

It was revealed on Sky Sports prior to the Thursday night clash between Castleford and Hull FC, that Haggerty will be given the chance to impress owner Derek Beaumont, with both Haggerty and Beaumont happy with the current arrangement.

Speculation about who could replace the sacked John Duffy has been growing ever since the news was announced at the start of June, with current Warrington assistant Andrew Henderson said to be one of the front-runners for the job.

However, Wolves boss Steve Price responded to that rumour by saying Henderson had not approached him to leave.

Haggerty started his career at Leigh in 2009 and then went on to play almost 50 times for the Centurions between 2014 and 2015 before ending a long career at Bradford.

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