Bradford Bulls announced recently that they have parted company with head coach Mark Dunning by mutual consent with immediate effect.
The announcement came after the Bulls were beaten 46-12 by Barrow Raiders making it three defeats on the spin for the Bulls.
The lost the second half 42-6 in what Dunning described as an “embarrassing” second half display.
They still have a chance at making the playoffs.
CEO Jason Hirst said of the decision: “We would like to thank Mark for his commitment and service to the club and it is disappointing that results have not reflected the hard work and commitment that he has undoubtedly shown. He leaves with our very best wishes.”
The club then began process to find a new coach with an open call to candidates on the club website which read:
“The Bradford Bulls are a leading Rugby League Club, with a proud track record of winning domestic and international titles and of producing world class rugby league players.
“The club are looking to recruit an innovative Head Coach, to deliver success for our loyal supporter base and who can strongly lead, manage and support the football operation at the club.
“Applicants should email their CV and a covering letter to email@example.com by 17th May 2023. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
CEO Jason Hirst has now made a further statement:
“Following the May 17th deadline, the club has reviewed the numerous expressions of interest received.
“This has led to a number of face to face interviews taking place over the last week, with more planned, this week and next.
“In the meantime, the Board remains fully confident that the 1st team is in good hands under the stewardship and expertise of Interim Head Coach, Lee Greenwood and Football Consultant, Brian Noble.
“Further announcements will be made once a permanent appointment is made.”