Wakefield Wildcats appoint new head coach

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WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats have announced Richard Agar as their new head coach.

Agar has signed a three year deal that will see him take charge of the side until 2014.

Before joining the Cats he spent eight years with Super League club Hull FC.

Agar began his career at Hull FC as assistant coach and after impressive spells under both John Kear and Peter Sharp, he earned himself the head coach role.

He coached Hull to a Challenge Cup final and a Grand Final,

Agar said: “I am really looking forward to the challenge of building a team and helping to build a club and see it progress.”

“Wakefield is a club with a very rich history and a very proud heritage and I’m extremely honoured to have been offered this position.”

Agar also has a proven track record for developing young players and has been part of the coaching team with England.

Wildcats Chairman Andrew Glover is delighted with the capture of Agar.

He said: “I’m very happy with this great appointment. I know our fans have thought it was a foregone conclusion that Richard was going to be our coach, but that really isn’t the case. We have interviewed many people and Richard has shone through as the best for the job.”

“We look forward to our fans getting behind Richard and his team and giving them the opportunity that we feel confident they can achieve. Richard has our full backing and we are all looking forward a strong future.”