London Broncos looking for new full-time head coach as Coleman departs

James Gordon
Jermaine Coleman departs London Broncos

Struggling London Broncos have parted company with head coach Jermaine Coleman and assistant Jy-mel Coleman.

The Broncos are in the Championship relegation places having managed just one win and one draw from their 13 league games this season.

Their latest reverse came away at Batley on Sunday, losing 28-12 having led 12-0 at half-time.

They will now look for a full-time head coach to guide them to safety.

Chairman David Hughes said: “On behalf of everyone at London Broncos, I would like to thank Jermaine and Jy-mel for all they have done during their time at the club.

“We wish them both every success in the future. Results this season have been below what we expect, and we share the frustration of our supporters.

“Consequently, we are committing to recruiting a full-time coach in the coming weeks who can help to fulfil our long-term objectives and support the club’s success on and off the pitch.”

London’s sole win this season came on May 1 when they beat Dewsbury, their first win at their new Cherry Red Records Stadium home.

They also registered a credible 18-all draw away against surprise package Barrow.

Coleman on London Broncos exit

Coleman added: “For the club to realise its true potential in London, the squad requires leadership from a full-time coach.

“Due to work commitments outside Rugby League, this is not something we are able to fulfil.

“This requirement coupled with our recent results mean we feel now is the right time for a new full-time leader to be appointed.

“We have shown so much dedication and commitment to our roles on top of our full-time employment outside Rugby League. Through our tenure this is not something that can ever be questioned; especially Jy-mel who decided to leave his full-time job in February to commit to his role with the Broncos. I would like to thank him for all the support he has provided me and the team this season.

“The results of this season should not mask the club’s long-term vision to re-establish itself in Super League and become a beating heart of the Wimbledon community.

“We hope our successor can contribute towards this goal and experiences the benefit of the club’s outstanding and committed fanbase who we shall miss.”

Broncos head of performance Mike Eccles will take over on an interim basis.

London’s next game is away at bottom club Workington Town on Thursday June 2, live on Premier Sports.

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