Batley Bulldogs boss John Kear will return to his former club Wakefield Trinity Wildcats as head of rugby at the end of the 2016 season.
Trinity announced Kear’s appointment today, Wednesday, when they also revealed that Chris Chester had filled the vacant head coach’s role at Belle Vue.
Kear said: “I am very excited and delighted to return to the Wildcats after my time at Batley, I have thoroughly enjoyed my five years at the club and intend to enjoy the remainder of my time with Batley.
“I am looking forward to joining the Wildcats and I will look to bring stability and improvement across the whole football department.”
Trinity chairman Michael Carter said: “Having known John for many years, it is great that he wants to join us to lead this club from the front.
“He will give myself and others at the club the benefit of his vast knowledge of the game, and I look forward to working side by side with John.”