Richard Agar was named as Leeds Rhinos’ new head trainer for the 2020 season with a rolling 12-month contract, after spending as interim manager.
Following Leeds lost 10 of their first 14 Super League games since Dave Furner was in May, agar has been in temporary charge.
The France head trainer has since directed Leeds to seven wins from their subsequent 14 league games along with the Rhinos are put to finish eighth.
Agar stated:”I have thoroughly enjoyed working on this group of players and helping them turn the corner this season.
“This is an outstanding golf club both on and off the area, and it is our responsibility over the forthcoming decades to once again challenge for honours over a sustained period.”
Agar affirmed to Sky Sports that he held”positive” talks with bar chief executive Gary Hetherington and manager of Baseball Kevin Sinfield following last Sunday’s triumph in London Broncos, which effectively procured their Super League status.
Following Agar’s appointment, Sinfield stated:”We’re thrilled to have the ability to affirm Richard as our new Head Coach.
“The way he has conducted himself this year, during very hard circumstances, has shown us he is the right man for the task.
“We are fortunate to have the ability to call upon one of their most experienced coaches in the game and importantly somebody who understands our players also knows the capacity for the group of young men.”
The 47-year-old began working as the helper of Furner when James Lowes left the club for rugby union in April and took over on a temporary basis when the Australian was sacked.
Agar objective was to prevent relegation, which was achieved with two matches in hand.