Don Gailer will leave his post as head coach of Whitehaven Rugby League Football Club with immediate effect.
Gailer, who secured the club promotion to the Championship last season, was told the news when on holiday in Paris.
Commentator John Cox told ITV that he believed the Australian had been offered a new contract at the end of the season. When the coach failed to sign it, because he had issues with some of the terms amd conditions, the board of directors rescinded the offer.
Whitehaven Rugby Club have confirmed the departure of Don Gailer as coach was due to 'difficulties' between him and the players.This had come to a head following a match in London.
The board of directors decided to take back the offer of a contract issued to Gailer earlier.
Ralph Calvin, director of Whitehaven Rugby League Football Club said:
Don Gailer returned from France and told ITV he was extremely disappointed about the way the situation been handled by the club.
He said it should have been discussed face to face not while he was out of the country. But he thanked the fans for their support and kind wishes. He added: