FORMER LEEDS Rhinos hooker Matt Diskin has taken over as interim boss of Bradford Bulls following James Lowes’ resignation.
Diskin, an assistant to Lowes, was last week appointed coach of Batley Bulldogs on a three-year deal beginning at the end of this season.
He will take charge of Bulls for Sunday’s visit of Workington Town, assisted by another ex-Leeds and Bradford player Chev Walker.
A Bulls statement said: “It is with much sadness and reluctance the club has received and accepted the resignation of head coach James Lowes, who has stepped down for personal reasons.
“The club puts on record its gratitude for the significant contribution James has made as head coach during his 22 months at Bradford Bulls and we wish him every success in the future.”
In Bulls’ statement, Lowes said: “This decision has come with a heavy heart and I have had to make this tough call for personal reasons and I request everyone respects that.
“I would like to personally thank the players, directors, staff and especially, all the supporters of this great club for my time here.”