Player agent has curious thought about the next Leigh Centurions coach

Player agent Craig Harrison is one of the most well-known – if not the most well-known – of his kind in rugby league.

His players are littered throughout Super League, the Championship and League 1 with the most notable the likes of Luke Gale and Paul McShane.

As a player agent, he has great connections and contacts and one of those is the new head of rugby at Leigh Centurions Chris Chester.

Chester, who was sacked by Wakefield Trinity in August after a dismal run of form, has been given the task of rebuilding the relegated Centurions after a maiden season in the top flight went awry.

But, Harrison feels that the ex-Hull KR boss could actually end up as the head coach.

“I always say to Chez (Chris Chester) ‘you’re going to end up as coach’ as a joke, but it wouldn’t surprise me,” Harrison said on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.

“They’ve got to get someone who’s experienced in the Championship as a Super League coach won’t have a clue.”

Harrison drew attention to the fact that the second tier is a daunting task for a coach that has had the luxury of managing a side in the top flight.

“You’ve got to have that experience, Brian McDermott at Featherstone for example will find it hard at first.

“But, he had to get dirty at London, that wasn’t in the Championship but he was at the bottom of the table.

“Going from Super league to Championship is absolutely unnerving if you don’t understand the Championship.”

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