There is a great deal of interest in becoming the next Huddersfield Giants coach.

The club, who parted company with Paul Anderson last week, say they have had more than 20 applications for the job.

Some, of course, may not be serious but it is a safe bet to assume that many will be from well-known figures in the Rugby League world, both here and Down Under.

So why is the hotseat at the John Smith’s Stadium proving such a draw?

Examiner Head of News and Giants’ season-ticket holder Neil Atkinson has come up with five reasons.

It is an established Super League club

Despite the woes of this season, and there are of course only 12 of those to offer a head coaching job.

John Smith’s Stadium is a great home, even if the atmosphere sometimes seems a bit flat, the fans aren’t bad, especially at away games.

The facilities

Apart from the stadium. the new Giants gym - opened last year - offers excellent training options.

Leadership is firmly in place

Chairman in Ken Davy has backed the club for years and continues to do so and is a world away from some of the more colourful, extravagant characters at the top in this sport.

There is the history and heritage

The sport, of course, was founded in Huddersfield’s George Hotel and over the years, Fartown has been one of the leading lights – especially the famous Team of All Talents.

The new coach will inherit some talented players.

The 2016 season hasn’t turned out as expected so far but players such as Jermaine McGilvary, Jamie Ellis, Danny Brough, Seb Ikahihifo, Ryan Brierley and the latest recruit, Tom Symonds, have talent in abundance.

The new coach will inherit some talented players.

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