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Bradford Bulls set to announce brand new coach

Bradford Bulls Credit: Calendar

The Bradford Bulls are expected to announce who is to coach the team later today. The news will come just days after Mick Potter announced that he was leaving the club and returning home to Australia.

Potter was widely praised for the way he led the Super League team under difficult circumstances when the Bulls went into administration. He agreed to work on a voluntary basis after the entire coaching staff was made redundant.

The announcement on his replacement is expected later.

Potter leaves Bradford Bulls

Mick Potter Credit: Press Association

Bradford Bulls coach Mick Potter has quit his role as coach and is going to return to Australia.

After seven seasons in the UK the 48-year-old former Catalan Dragons and St Helens boss has decided not to take up the offer of a new contract from the Bulls' new owners and has recommended his assistant Francis as his successor.

He said:

"I was always going to return to Australi and I feel that now is the right time for me to go."

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Mick Potter won't stay at Bradford Bulls

Mick Potter says he can't afford to stay on as coach of the Bradford Bulls beyond this Sunday's game against the London Broncos at Odsal.

On Monday Potter was one of 16 employees made redundant by the administrators currently running the club, but last night he agreed to coach the team for this weekend's game without pay.

Potter's Visa only allows him to work in this country for the Bulls so he is now looking for work back home in Australia.