Watson refuses to rule himself out of Leeds job

Salford boss Ian Watson may have thrown his name into the ring for the vacant job at Leeds.

The Rhinos are still looking for a new head coach following the sacking of David Furner at the start of May.

And three weeks on from his departure, it seems the club are keen to appoint a new coach within the coming days.

Interim boss Richard Agar has failed to oversee a major improvement in on-field performance and director of rugby Kevin Sinfield is weighing up a number of candidates.

One of those candidates is believed to be Watson and when questioned about the Leeds job at Magic Weekend, the 42-year-old refused to rule himself out of the running.

“I love coaching, it’s what I want to do, wherever that is,” he said. “I want to test myself at the highest level and I want to do that over here and abroad as well if I can.

“I’m always chasing things, I’m always accepting things as a challenge and I want to see how far I can go.

“I want to see how far I can get teams to go as well, and whatever comes off the back of that will come in time hopefully.

“But I love what I’m doing at Salford. It’s tough, but I enjoy the challenge, and I’d rather be doing it than not doing it.”

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