Huddersfield head coach Simon Woolford has left the Giants with immediate effect, the club have confirmed.
It was announced earlier this week that the Australian would depart at the end of the 2020 season upon the expiry of his current contract.
He has now, however, chosen to leave immediately after just over two years with the club.
Huddersfield Giants’ managing director Richard Thewlis said: “Simon and I caught up today regarding the position and we both agreed this is best for both parties.
“I would like to pay tribute to Simon for his professionalism and realisation of the situation once it was known he wasn’t seeking an extension and everyone here wishes him and his family every success in the future.
“He returns to Australia after just over two years experience here as head coach and am sure will have many suitors down under for his services ”
Assistant coach Luke Robinson will now take charge of all first team matters and will be assisted by Kim Williams and football manager Andy Kelly.