Cummins and Diskin interviewed for Batley job

Matt Diskin and Francis Cummins are believed to be on the shortlist to take over from John Kear at Batley Bulldogs in 2017.

Current Bulldogs head coach Kear is to rejoin Wakefield to work with Chris Chester, leaving the Kingstone Press Championship side without a boss for the start of next season. 

According to the Telegraph and Argus, the Bulldogs have Diskin and Cummins on a shortlist alongside Featherstone Rovers boss Andy Hay and Batley assistant Craig Lingard.

Diskin retired from the sport in 2014, and has served time as both the U19’s coach, as well as the first team assistant at Odsal, but it is believed he is looking to become a head coach in his own right. 

Ex-Bradford Bulls head coach Francis Cummins recently departed Yorkshire Carnegie, and could see the position at the Bulldogs as an opportunity back into the sport with a club with lofty ambitions and that sit top of the Kingstone Press Championship

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