Brian Noble is being lined up to take charge of Bradford for their Super League clash against London this weekend.
The Bulls made 16 staff redundant in a cost-cutting exercise by administrator Brendan Guilfoyle on Monday, including head coach Mick Potter.
Potter revealed he had turned down an offer to continue his job in an unpaid capacity, and claims that Noble has been lined up to take over.
He said: “There are things going on that aren’t what they appear.
“It’s very early in the piece for Brian Noble to come on board, given that they’ve just sacked all the staff. It’s pretty ordinary really.”
Potter is set to return to Australia to hunt for a new job, while his assistant Francis Cummins was reportedly offered his job back as assistant coach by Noble.
The former Catalan and St Helens coach added: “But Francis, to his credit, has held onto his honour and I take my hat off to him.”
Bradford’s players were this morning due to hold a meeting with the administrators, while a fans crisis meeting also took place in Bradford last night.