Former Bradford Bulls chairman Peter Hood believes the strongest candidate to take the vacant job at Odsal is John Kear, with his experience in relegation dogfights a key factor in him getting his vote.
Hood – who left the club in 2012 after a well-documented power struggle – believes that although the likes of James Lowes and Glenn Morrison are good fits, Kear stands out above the rest, and says he should be given the task of steering Bradford out of trouble.
“For me, the one name that stands out is John Kear,” Hood told the Telegraph and Argus. “Several times over my 18 or so years at Odsal, Kear’s name came up and not always in relation to the top job.
“Each time it was eclipsed in favour of other, usually more glamorous names, but cometh the hour, cometh the man. He’s no stranger to scrapping at the foot of the table, famously keeping Wakefield in the top flight in 2006, and he’s no shrinking violet either.
“I’d be getting Kear on board for the rest of this year and next, with the promise that if relegation happens and he gets the club straight back into Super League, he’ll be guaranteed a contract extension.”