Shane Flanagan responds to speculation of a move to Leeds Rhinos for him and son Kyle

Former Cronulla Sharks boss Shane Flanagan has responded to rumours of a move to Leeds Rhinos for him and son Kyle.

It was reported earlier in the week by Channel 9’s The Mole that Leeds chief executive Gary Hetherington had his eye on the father and son duo following the departure of Richard Agar back in March.

However, Daily Telegraph columnist Phil ‘Buzz’ Rothfield has poured cold water on those rumours after speaking to dad Shane earlier in the week.

When asked whether there was a chance that Flanagan senior and junior could move to Super League.

“Zero,” Rothfield said on Fox Sports.

“He is on big money at Canterbury. He is not going to get anywhere near that money.

“I asked his father the other day. I rang his father because I couldn’t get hold of Kyle.

“I said, is he going to England? There is a rumour. He said, not a chance.

“He can’t walk out on the money he is on to take less in England. You can’t do it.”

Halfback Flanagan is currently contracted to the Bulldogs until the end of 2023 on a deal worth $450,000 a season which means he would take up a hefty chunk of the Leeds salary cap.

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