We start with an obvious one – and that’s the odds-on favourite to take the role at Odsal following James Lowes’ departure. Glenn Morrison has definitely done a fantastic job at Dewsbury in recent years, and he has admitted that the lure of a move to Bradford – a club who he described as “close to his heart” – would appeal. Does Bradford represent a step forward for Morrison’s career? If so, the Odsal hierarchy may like what they see.
Naylor has recently been in the news due to his heroics leading Oldham to the sixth round of the Challenge Cup, with their win against Hull KR last weekend one of the most famous upsets in recent memory. Like Morrison, Naylor is a former Bradford player who is coaching at a part-time club, so the opportunity to move to a full-time team would surely appeal. Does Naylor still feel he has unfinished business with the Roughyeds, however?
Purtill is a highly-regarded assistant coach at Huddersfield Giants – and with Bradford’s track record of handing young coaches a break in the game, could he be in line for a shot at Odsal? He’s been a key part of Huddersfield’s success in recent years alongside Paul Anderson, and if the Bulls fancy handing the reins to a young coach with plenty to prove, Purtill would be an outstanding fit.
It’s a long shot of course – and it’s one Halifax fans would not want to read – but could Bradford potentially look at Richard Marshall when weighing up their next coach? Marshall has done an incredible job at Halifax, guiding them to the top four last year – and he definitely has Bradford’s number, having had the upper hand on them numerous times in the last 12 months. Could Bradford make a play for Marshall and try lure him across West Yorkshire?