Coach goes as Bradford Bulls shed 16
Tuesday 03 July 2012
The administrator at beleaguered Bradford Bulls yesterday announced 16 redundancies, including the head coach, Mick Potter, and the chief executive Ryan Duckett, a member of the club's board of directors.
"This is an attempt to reduce our cash requirements," said the administrator, Brendan Guilfoyle, who added that the Bulls still intended to fulfil Sunday's Super League home game against London Broncos.
Guilfoyle said he had given Potter the option of continuing in his role without pay but the coach had declined: "A number of people have approached us to help run and coach in the club without payment – we are now pursuing these offers as a matter of urgency."
The Bulls went into administration after the club's directors failed to raise the £1.2m needed to see them through to the end of the season. The club have won the Super League four times since 1996, and the world club championship against southern hemisphere sides three times.
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