REPORTS: Leeds to confirm Agar on Monday

Leeds Rhinos are set to confirm Richard Agar as their permanent head coach on Monday, according to Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Peter Smith.

The Rhinos have called a press conference for 9:30am on Monday at Emerald Headingley, with a club statement saying they will be making a “significant announcement regarding the club’s next head coach.”

Agar, 47, has been in charge on an interim basis since David Furner was sacked in May after just 14 games in charge.

At that stage, the Rhinos were third from bottom, winning just four games.

Now, however, with just one game left in the regular season, Leeds are all but safe from the drop and have won seven of their 14 games with Agar in charge.

Agar’s main objective was to avoid relegation, which he achieved with two games in hand, and it now understood the club are to appoint him as head coach on a permanent basis.