Danny McGuire breaks silence on Tony Smith’s departure from Hull KR

Tony Smith will not be at Hull KR in 2023 – that much is fact.

And, with new head coach Willie Peters set to join the Robins from 2023 on a three-year deal, it is time for a new era at Craven Park.

One man caught up in the middle of all this coaching turnaround is assistant coach Danny McGuire, who joined the club back in 2017 as a player before making the shift into the coaching staff.

And, for McGuire, he revealed just how bizarre the past fortnight has been since Smith announced he would be leaving at the end of the season.

“It’s definitely been an interesting couple of weeks,” McGuire said on Sky Sports.

“My honest opinion is no (it hasn’t affected us) – at Rovers we are a professional bunch so we are used to situations and we all respect Tony’s decision.

“When I arrived at the end of 2017, the club has come so far and Tony has had a huge impact on that, culturally and some of the things he has brought to the club.”

McGuire, though determined not to divert the blame, believes other problems have hindered Rovers.

“I hate making excuses but I think Easter, injuries and other situation and scenarios haven’t helped.”

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