Rowley responds to Hull KR links

Paul Rowley has admitted he is flattered to be linked with the Hull Kingston Rovers post.

The former Leigh Centurions head coach has been named as the favourite to take the job following the departure of former Robins chief Chris Chester, who coincidentally is a friend of Rowley’s.

Rowley, the former Halifax and Huddersfield hooker, has only just returned from a holiday in Tenerife after taking some time off following his resignation from Leigh, but has admitted it is nice to be linked with the Rovers role.

“First and foremost I’m sorry to see Chris leave, who took the club to a Challenge Cup final,” he told TotalRL.

“I’ve just landed back from Tenerife and I’m flattered to see my name linked with a club that has recently made the Challenge Cup final.

“As always I’ll just keep my head down and see what happens.”

A number of names have already been linked with the job, including former England head coach Steve McNamara, Richard Agar and former Paul Cooke.