Huddersfield will make another interim appointment before new coach

Huddersfield Giants will appoint another interim coach before deciding upon the identity of their next permanent head coach.

Caretaker boss Andy Kelly has admitted that, with an England Academy tour which he is set to front up and coach going ahead within the next week, Thursday’s game against Hull FC is likely to be his last in charge.

But instead of a permanent replacement for Paul Anderson coming in for Kelly, he has instead said that the club will appoint an interim coach to take them through the next period of their season.

“I’m a little bit further forward in so much as the England Academy tour will go ahead with or without me but I can say it’s more likely with me,” Kelly said.

“That doesn’t mean the club have made a decision regarding a head coach but I think they’ve certainly got a good roster of people to pick from. In the short-term it will be someone coming in on an interim basis and things will get resolved quite quickly.

“If I step out then someone from within will step up and take the job. There’ll be an appointment from within the club and it’s almost definite that it will be an internal appointment initially. The club are in a position where they’re considering a whole host of names.”

If the club do appoint someone from within their own ranks, a candidate such as Chris Thorman is expected to be amongst the front-runners.