Bulls coaching staff made redundant

You could say that the club is going through tumultuous times at the minute, with the Bradford Bulls forced to layoff their entire coaching staff, as they look for ways to get out of administration.

Brendan Guilfoyle, who is one of the joint administrators, confirmed that a total of 16 staff members, including Australian coach Mick Potter, have had been let go.

“I was left with no alternative but to make these redundancies,” Guilfoyle told BBC Radio Leeds.

“I’m hoping to put some interim measure in place to ensure that the club can continue to fulfil their fixtures.”

Guilfoyle, who said that Bradford has merely 10 days to stay afloat in light of their going into administration – is looking at getting someone to come and coach the side, on an unpaid basis.

“I’m hoping to find someone to come in for the short-term who would be willing to work for nothing,” he continued.

“The attitude of all the staff was absolutely magnificent given the circumstances and I really hope I can find a backer and who knows they could come back.

“There is a huge good will for this club from everyone within rugby league so I just hope we can pull everything together and find someone who can purchase it.”

The Rugby Football League (RFL), said that it is rather unhappy at the recent developments that have taken place at Odsal.

“We are concerned by the news that the official administrator of Bradford Bulls has made all the club’s non-playing staff redundant.

“The governing body received no official notification of this action and is meeting the administrator Brendan Guilfoyle this afternoon to seek an explanation and clarification.

“The RFL is continuing to establish the facts behind this development and will not be making any further comment until we have spoken to all the parties involved.”

Despite their off-field troubles however, Bradford secured win against league leaders the Wigan Warriors – with Potter confident that the club will be saved.

“Until I’m told otherwise I will be preparing for the London game next Sunday as per our programme,” he told BBC Radio Leeds.

“I’m hopeful that there is someone out there to take the club on. They just need to come to the table.”

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