BRIAN Noble ended a week of intense speculation by quitting Super League champions Bradford Bulls to take over as head coach of ailing Wigan.
SUPER League and World Club Champions, Bradford Bulls, have today announced that It is with regret that Brian Noble has asked to be released from his contract in order to pursue a new challenge with Wigan Warriors. The Board of Bradford Bulls wishes to record its sincere appreciation for Brian?s contribution to the Club both on and of the field for more than three decades, and for the unparalleled success he has brought to the Club during his time as Head Coach. The Club also wishes to make it clear that every effort was made by the Board and Chief Executive Gareth Davies to persuade Brian to see out the rest of his contract with the Bulls. However, it was Brian?s wish to leave at this time. In accordance with Bradford Bulls? policy of appointing its most senior coaching personnel from within, the Club is pleased to confirm the appointment of Steve McNamara as Head Coach, with immediate effect. * Steve McNamara will be available to talk to the Media in the Coral Stand at Odsal on Friday 21st April at 2.30pm.
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