RICHARD Agar will join Warrington Wolves as first team coach in November this year.
Agar left his position as head coach of Wakefield Trinity Wildcats earlier this month and was today announced as part of the Warrington Wolves backroom staff for next season.
Agar said: “While it was a difficult decision to leave Wakefield, naturally I am thrilled to get an opportunity to work at Warrington Wolves.
“Working at one of the best clubs in the game, and under Tony Smith, I feel I can only enhance my development as a coach.
“I am thoroughly looking forward to contributing to what is already a successful team and organisation.”
Agar spent two-and-a-half years at Wakefield and was due to leave at the end of the season but brought his tenure to a premature end two weeks ago.
Agar’s side finished in a play-offs spot in his first season in charge but dropped to 11th last year.
The son of former Man of Steel Allan Agar, Richard saw his dad coach Featherstone Rovers to one of the biggest upsets in Wembley history when they beat Hull in the Challenge Cup final of 1983.
Agar junior went on to play for Featherstone himself, while also enjoying spells at Dewsbury and Widnes, winning the NFP Grand Final with the latter.
He joined the coaching staff at Hull FC in 2006 and spent two years as assistant before being appointed head coach in 2008, finishing sixth in his final season before leaving for Wakefield.
Agar took charge of the France squad for the 2013 World Cup and guided them to the last eight before suffering a quarter-final exit to England.