Potter one of 16 Bulls redundancies
Coach Michael Potter and chief executive Ryan Duckett have been sacked as part of 16 redundancies announced by Bradford Bulls.by NRL
Coach Michael Potter and chief executive Ryan Duckett have been sacked as part of 16 redundancies announced by Bradford Bulls.
Brendan Guilfoyle, the man appointed as administrator, revealed the redundancies, including Potter and Duckett who is a member of the club's board of directors.
"This is an attempt to reduce our cash requirements," Guilfoyle said.
Guilfoyle says the club still intend to fulfil Sunday's Stobart Super League home game against London Broncos and he was due to meet the Rugby Football League this afternoon to seek assistance.
The Bulls went into administration after the club's directors failed to raise the &;1.2million they say was needed to see them through to the end of the season.
Bradford owed around &;300,000 to the HM Revenue & Customs, who were poised to issue a winding-up petition.
"In the month of July I will need around a quarter of a million pounds to keep the club going and I've got &;20,000 maximum in the bank," Guilfoyle said.
"I have made 16 redundancies, including Mick Potter and three coaches. I am looking at fulfilling Sunday's fixture.
"The players have been asked to report back for work at 10 o'clock in the morning and I am going to see the RFL this afternoon to seek their assistance."
Guilfoyle said he gave Potter the option of continuing in his role without pay but he declined.
"A number of people have approached us to help run and coach in the club without payment - we are now pursuing these offers as a matter of urgency," he added.
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