Former Leeds great Brian McDermott has emerged as the frontrunner for the vacant head coach’s position at Wakefield, rugbyleaguehub.com Long Reads has reported.
McDermott, who won four Super League titles, a League Leaders’ Shield, a World Club Challenge and two Challenge Cups whilst in charge at Leeds – making him the most decorated Super League coach ever – has been helping out Championship side Oldham most recently.
The 51-year-old is the favourite to take over from previous assistant coach Willie Poching, who is currently the interim boss, but that isn’t to say Poching is out of the running altogether.
McDermott became Rhinos boss in 2010 after establishing a solid reputation for himself in the capital with Harlequins RL, but was sacked in July 2018 following a poor run of form.
That left the former Royal Marine jobless, but he soon found another outlet when Toronto Wolfpack came calling, whom he led to promotion in his first season in the hotseat.
Of course, that went awry last season, but McDermott is said to be keen to get back into coaching, though Wakefield star Joe Westerman was less than happy with Chris Chester’s sacking after five-and-a-half years in charge.
Trinity currently sit second bottom in Super League with just four wins from 17 games.