SUPER League has it's first coaching casualty of 2021 – and Warrington Wolves assistant coach Andrew Henderson has been linked with filling the void.

Leigh Centurions have confirmed John Duffy has left the club by mutual consent after going winless in their first eight games back in the top flight.

Director of rugby and former Wire prop Garreth Carvell has also left, with assistant coach Kurt Haggerty placed in temporary charge.

Reports have immediately linked the Centurions with Henderson, who is already confirmed to be leaving The Wire at the end of the season along with head coach Steve Price and fellow assistant Lee Briers.

However, the Guardian understands the club are yet to receive an official approach from Leigh to release the former London Broncos head coach from the remainder of his contract.

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Duffy said: “I am gutted that my time is up. I had a good chat with Derek and we agreed that something needed to change.

"We have not got the results we needed and now it is time for someone else to step in and hopefully get the first win and then some more.

“It’s a tough one for me as I love the club and the fans but I realise there have to be changes and that’s the way it goes.

"I started my coaching job at Leigh with nothing and we got to Super League. I always knew it was going to be a tough challenge and I’d like to wish the players all the best for the season.

“The fans have been great for me. I know they weren’t allowed to be inside the grounds for a while but when they can they follow us around everywhere.

"I’d like to thank Derek Beaumont and Mike Latham in particular for all the help and support they have given me and everyone who has helped me over the last few years.

“There are not many who can say that they coached the club they loved and I am grateful I was given the opportunity.”