Sir Ian McGeechan not interested in Yorkshire Carnegie job

Sir Ian McGeechan
McGeechan led the Lions to series wins in Australia and South Africa

Former British & Irish Lions coach Sir Ian McGeechan says he has no interest in the vacant position at relaunched Yorkshire Carnegie.

The club officially changed their title from Leeds Carnegie on Wednesday.

Carnegie chairman McGeechan is overseeing pre-season training after previous coach James Lowes left to take over at Bradford Bulls last month.

"I am enjoying myself but I wouldn't want to get back into it full time," he told BBC Radio Leeds.

"I'm just co-ordinating things and keeping an eye on the training. No more than that."

McGeechan, who spent his entire 15-year playing career with Headingley RFC, joined Leeds in July 2012.

Headingley rugby stadium
The rebranded club will still play all of their home matches at Headingley

Chief executive Gary Hetherington said that the club have had "up to 20" applicants for the head coach vacancy and are currently in the process of drawing up a shortlist.

The Championship club, who were knocked out of last season's play-offs by London Welsh, confirmed in February that they would be relaunching as Yorkshire Carnegie with a new board for next season.

Hetherington is confident that the move will bring in a large amount of investment to the club.

"From the interest that has been shown we are very optimistic and confident of getting what we are after," he said.

"We would like a broad base of new shareholders from around the county who have an interest in sharing in the vision.

"We are now entering a crucial and significant stage."