Andy Kelly distances himself from Huddersfield role

Interim Huddersfield Giants coach Andy Kelly has stressed that he has no real interest in taking on the role on a full-time basis.

Kelly, who is in temporary charge as the club hunt for Paul Anderson’s replacement following his departure last week, will take charge again this week as the Giants look to make it to the last four of the Challenge Cup by beating Wakefield.

He is employed by the Giants as their Head of Youth, and with an England Academy tour to Australia also to oversee next month, Kelly says he’s aware that the club are preparing for an external appointment.

“It’s not what I came here to do and it’s not what I see myself doing long term,” Kelly said. “I’ll do it while ever the club want me to do it but my understanding is they will bring someone in.

“It’s not for me to second guess where [chairman] Ken Davy and [managing director] Richard Thewlis go but I’m sure they are working very hard at it. My remit is to get the team through this next difficult period.”