Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield looks set to become available ahead of the 2024 Betfred Super League season.
Upon retirement from rugby league as a treble winner with the Leeds Rhinos, Sinfield enjoyed a brief stint in Rugby Union with Yorkshire.
However, when he retired from the game completely, Sinfield would return to rugby league initially with the RFL prior to returning to Leeds after the dismissal of Brian McDermott.
He took on the role of Director of Rugby in 2018 and guided Leeds to the Challenge Cup in 2020.
But a year later, he left the club due to a desire to be more involved with the playing side of things rather than the red tape of his current position.
He took on the role of Defence Coach at Leicester Tigers and was an instant success alongside Steve Borthwick as the duo delivered the Premiership.
This saw them both earn positions at England ahead of the World Cup but they would come up short in the semi-final.
Following this, according to the Telegraph, Sinfield seems set to leave the England set up opening the door for a rugby league return?
He would likely take on a coaching role but the question would be: at which club?
The obvious destination would be Leeds Rhinos. Frankly, it would look strange to see Sinfield work for any other club. From the age of 13, Headingley was his home. So a triumphant return in a coaching role would make plenty of sense. However, his legacy and also not wanting to overshadow his son Jack’s rise at the club could dissuade him from a move.
It was made clear from Sam Burgess’ appointment that he would be assembling a brand new coaching set up and bringing his former England teammate into the mix would make an awful lot of sense and would be a tremendous boost.
Hull KR are in need of an assistant coach now that Danny McGuire has left the club for Castleford Tigers. So, his old partner in crime at Leeds would be a terrific appointment and another statement of intent from the club.