Betfred Super League strugglers Leigh are looking for a new coach.

Leigh Centurions are on the hunt for a new coach after parting ways with John Duffy following a winless start to the 2021 season.

It has been a desperate campaign so far for Leigh who have failed to pick up any points from eight matches.

Now, the board have decided the time is right to make a change as they seek to preserve their Betfred Super League status.

Leigh found themselves readmitted back to the top flight following the expulsion of Toronto Wolfpack in 2020.

However, it has been a real struggle and Sunday’s 40-16 loss at Hull KR proved to be Duffy’s final match in charge.

In a statement to the club’s official website, Duffy said: “I am gutted that my time is up. I had a good chat with Derek (Beaumont, club owner) 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.”

The 40-year-old had been in charge since November 2018 after leaving Featherstone Rovers following a 16-month stint in charge.

Leigh ended the 2019 Championship season fourth and lost against Rovers in the play-offs.

They only played four games of the 2020 season before it was brought to an early end due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, an opportunity was presented for them to rejoin the Betfred Super League when Toronto collapsed.

Eight games in though and Leigh have been unable to be competitive – with a combination of the least potent attack and leakiest defence in the league.

The first match of the post-Duffy era takes place on Sunday, as they travel to Wakefield in what already feels like a must-win encounter.

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