Sean Long won’t be drawn on Huddersfield speculation

Legendary halfback Sean Long admits he aspires to become a Super League head coach, but wouldn’t comment on reports linking him with the Huddersfield job.

Long is currently the assistant coach at St Helens to former teammate Keiron Cunningham, a role he took on ahead of the 2015 season.

Following the departure of Paul Anderson from the Giants, a number of names have been linked with the post, including the former Great Britain star.

TotalRL understands that the Giants have received at least 14 applications for the job, which have arrived from interested parties based domestically and overseas.

As for Long, who is under contract at Saints until the end of the season, he admitted that he has ambitions to eventually become a head coach, but is focused on the job at hand with the Langtree Park club.

“I’ve got this year left at St Helens and that is what I’m concentrating on at the moment,” he told TotalRL.

“Long-term I would like to be a head coach in Super League. I’ve not hidden the fact that I want to do that at some point, but I’m focused on St Helens at the moment.”

Former Penrith head coach Ivan Cleary, David Furner and former Huddersfield chief Nathan Brown have all been linked with the job.