Furner ‘to take legal action’ as Flanagan is linked with Leeds role

Dave Furner is to take legal action against Leeds Rhinos following his departure from the club, according to reports in Australia.

The Daily Telegraph claim Furner will take legal action for unfair dismissal after being sacked just six months into his three-year contract.

Furner oversaw a disappointing start to the season at Leeds, who are tenth and just two points clear of relegation after losing 10 of their opening 14 Super League games.

However, the report claims Furner’s calls to move players on were ignored, which contributed to their struggles.

A source said: “They signed David to fix the roster but then wouldn’t let him do it. He is seeking unfair dismissal in court.”

Meanwhile, the Daily Telegraph have linked former Cronulla Sharks head coach Shane Flanagan with the role.

Flanagan, who won the Premiership with the Sharks in 2016, is out of a job after resigning from the role after the NRL de-registered him as a result of integrity breaches.

However, the NRL would not stand in the way of Flanagan making the move to Super League.