Incoming coach Dave Furner insists he can bring success to the Leeds Rhinos but it will not be an instant fix. The 47-year-old is currently the assistant coach at the South Sydney Rabbitohs but he will move back to Leeds at the end of the year.
Furner finished his playing career at Leeds during 2004 and he has signed a three-year deal at Headingley.
The former forward admits he is excited for a fresh start but he has warned the Rhinos fans that success will not come straight away.
He told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “I think the focus for Leeds at the moment in the middle-eights is to have success there, then it’s just about looking at the best direction for the club and the fans and go for that.
“It excites me again to work with people who’ve been very successful with the club. It has had tremendous success and we have to look at how do we build?
“I am pretty excited about that and I obviously have some ideas about how to build it back to being one of the top clubs in Super League. That’s something I – and we all – see as a good challenge.
“Certainly I am excited about where the team can go, but it is going to take a little bit of time. First we need to get through another three games and tick that box, then we sit down and map out where we want to go.”