Mark Applegarth speaks out on Daryl Powell replacing him

After 25 years of battling with the likes of Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves and others in the Betfred Super League, Wakefield Trinity have suffered relegation.

That was confirmed with Trinity falling short against Leigh Leopards in agonising fashion, losing out in golden point to a Gareth O’Brien drop goal, meaning the club cannot possibly catch relegation rivals Castleford Tigers with just one game to go.

Despite the damming news of relegation, it would seem that the club are set for a new era as they have a newly developed stand as well as a potential takeover looming in the back ground.

There has been talk that this prospective takeover could lead to Daryl Powell being appointed as Head Coach according to the Examiner Live.

Powell has a long illustrious coaching career but was removed from his role at Warrington earlier this season following a loss to Wakefield, at the hands of Mark Applegarth.

Applegarth was asked about these prospects and spoke to the media via BBC Radio Leeds: “My job is to be head coach of Wakefield Trinity until I am told otherwise so I have gone about my business like I would every other week.

“Sport is all about opinion and people will say whatever opinion they want in terms of that.

“I’m not an idiot, I know there has been a lot of noise behind the scenes but until I am told otherwise I will do my job to the best of my ability.

“There is talk about the takeover and when the time is right I am sure the club will announce all that sort of stuff.

“But personally from my point of view I will just do my job to the best of my ability until I am told otherwise.

“It is part and parcel of the life and of sport. You shouldn’t be in these jobs if you can’t handle that sort of speculation. You just get on with your job.

“It is part of sport. It is nothing personal and it is speculation and if there substance behind it, then it is what it is and I will just crack on with my own job.”