Wakefield Trinity Wildcats head coach Richard Agar has left his position at the club after over two years in charge.
The former Hull FC coach has been replaced by his assistant, ex-Hull FC and Hull KR man James Webster, who assumes control of first-team affairs with immediate effect.
“I spoke with the board of directors a number of weeks ago outlining the reasons why I had decided to look for another job within the game at the end of the season and therefore requested a release from the remaining two years of my contract,” he said.
“All parties felt that with a new coach being decided upon and the club entering the recruitment period, it would be hard to continue in the role, especially with the players knowing I was going. It would also allow James to start putting into place his plans for next season.
“The club has recently faced some extremely difficult and uncertain times and hopefully will be in a position in the near future to provide stability and consolidate their position in the top flight and give James the resources he needs to be successful.
“I’d like to thank the players and staff for their unwavering support, in particular James, who is an outstanding coach and I know he will make the most of this opportunity. Finally, thank-you to the fans who continue to stick by the team through good and bad. I wish the whole club every success for the future.”