Head coach Harrison’s assistant Lee Greenwood has also been confirmed as leaving.
A statement released on the club’s official website reads:
“In the context of current difficulties within the club, for which they have no responsibility, the Directors have agreed with Karl that his 3 year contract should not be renewed, and have also agreed that he should have the immediate opportunity to pursue other opportunities, within the game.”
Greenwood may well return to the club at some stage in the future, it seems.
“Karl Harrison is an outstanding man, who has served this club with distinction on the field, as a member of its Hall of Fame, and as coach,” said Fax chairman Michael Steele.
“His period in charge will particularly be remembered for the Northern Rail Cup win in 2012. His achievements with the limited resources at his disposal have been exceptional.
“Lee Greenwood is also a distinguished former player, whose coaching skills are outstanding as his successes with Calderdale College, demonstrate. When the time is right, and the club’s position improves, I can envisage his rejoining the coaching team.
“In the short term the club wishes both of them well.”
Experienced stand-off Murrell will now be in charge for the game against Barrow Raiders this weekend.