Caretaker boss Richard Agar has confirmed that he has held talks to become the permanent coach of Leeds.

Agar has guided the Rhinos to Super League survival and says he is now happier to discuss his future in the role.

He told Sky Sports’ Brian Carney: “We have had the chance to discuss it.

“It was spoke about a month ago, but I really felt we needed to show some form on the way to the end of the season.

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“I also felt it would be a distraction for me and a distraction for the players if we had that going on alongside some really important games.

“But obviously we’ve got those done, so I sat down with Gary on Monday night and subsequently had a couple of meetings with Kevin on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“Obviously we’re into a game tomorrow, so I can’t say that there’s anything finalised.

“But the talks have been really positive and the support of the players has been really positive for me.

“I’ve felt a lot of support from within the club and importantly for myself, I’ve felt quite comfortable and relaxed and have seen some progress from the guys.

“Not only on the field, but within themselves and within the club.”