Wakefield Trinity can confirm that Head of Rugby John Kear has left the club to take on the role of Head Coach at Bradford Bulls.
Kear started his role at Head of Rugby at the start of 2017 assisting Head Coach Chris Chester; it was his second stint at Trinity.
John Kear said, “I have enjoyed every minute of my second spell at Wakefield, it was a very difficult decision to make to leave the club but the opportunity to become a head coach is a real allure especially with the challenge of resurrecting what was a Super League club.
“I have had fantastic support from Michael Carter, Chris Brereton, Chris Chester, the coaching staff, staff and especially the supporters, it has been amazing and I cannot thank everyone enough. The club has a very special place in my heart and I look forward to seeing how far they go in 2018.”
Michael Carter said, “I am very saddened to see John leave us. We tried our very best to keep him, including offering him a further extension of his current contract, but I could see that John was itching to get that Head Coach tag again, and I would never stand in the way of him doing that. I consider John a true friend and a gentleman, and that friendship will continue. John will be welcome back to Wakefield at any time, and I wish him and Bradford all the very best for the future.’
The Club will now be looking to replace John, with an assistant to Head Coach Chris Chester. Anyone interested in applying should contact Michael Carter or Chris Chester as soon as possible.