Diskin bags Bulldogs' top job

Diskin bags Bulldogs' top job

MATT DISKIN has been named as the next head coach of Batley Bulldogs and will take charge at Mount Pleasant at the end of the year.

The 34-year-old former Leeds Rhinos star has signed a three-year deal with the part-time Championship outfit and believes 'it was too good an opportunity to miss'.

Diskin is currently in charge of Bradford Bulls Under-19s and assistant to head coach James Lowes at Odsal and will replace John Kear, who will be joining Wakefield Trinity Wildcats for the 2017 camapign.

Diskin was one of five coaches on the shortlist and excelled in his interview in order to guarantee the first head coaching role of his career.

Bulldogs chief executive Paul Harrison is delighted with the club's decision.

"It has been an exceedingly difficult task for the board assisted by John Kear and myself," said Harrison.

"The candidates were all exceptional in interview and difficult to separate but after much soul searching and sleepless nights we now think we have a new coach who will be great for our club and is ambitious for himself as well.

"It will be a good fit when he starts in October and I am personally looking forward to working with him.

"He was a quality player who has been under the guidance of exceptional coaches throughout his career and is a very determined character.”

 

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