Leigh assistants favourite to take over

Leigh assistants Neil Jukes and Paul Anderson are favourites to become the new Leigh head coach, according to BetVictor.

The timing couldn’t be worse for Leigh fans with Paul Rowley resigning just 10 days before the start of the new season, a story revealed exclusively on TotalRL.

But it is the names further down the odds list that have caught the most attention.

Former Salford boss Iestyn Harris, who left the Red Devils under a cloud of mystery last year, is priced at 9/2, while former St Helens chief Ian Millward, who brought the Saints unprecedented success at the start of this century, is priced at 5/1.

Next permanent Leigh head coach prices from BetVictor

Neil Jukes 1/2

Paul Anderson 9/2

Iestyn Harris 8/1

Keiron Purtill 10/1

Mickey Higham 12/1

Ian Millward 12/1

Brian Noble 12/1

Karl Harrison 16/1

James Webster 25/1

John Kear 25/1

Andy Hay 25/1

Scott Naylor 25/1

James Lowes 33/1

Alan Hunte 50/1

Paul Cullen 50/1

Richard Agar 50/1