RGC have reportedly targeted a familiar face to be their new head coach going forward.

The Gogs’ are believed to be in discussions with Phil John in regards to the vacant role, with Mark Jones officially leaving his post following their final day victory over Principality Premiership runners-up Cardiff at Stadiwm Zip World in Colwyn Bay.

Jones is believed to be consulting with officials at RGC to appoint his successor, and John has been identified as the man to lead them through the next campaign and beyond, according to sources.

Legendary former professional prop John is no stranger to the set-up at RGC, with the popular figure playing a leading role in the Gogs’ incredible first few seasons in the top-flight, which has also included a historic WRU National Cup triumph, in his position as forwards coach.

John played 330 professional games for Llanelli and the Scarlets and also gained experience coaching within both set-ups before making the move north.

The news has not yet been confirmed by the club, who have remained silent despite unrest within their Supporters’ Club regarding recent developments, that have seen Jones and general manager Sion Jones both leave their respective roles during the off-season.

They will also be without the services of Evan Yardley and Sam Wainwright for the coming season following their moves to Cardiff and Saracens, with dynamic winger Sam Jones also on the brink of an exit after reportedly receiving an offer from two-time defending Premiership champions Merthyr.