Simon Woolford leaves Huddersfield with immediate effect

James Gordon

Huddersfield have confirmed the immediate departure of coach Simon Woolford, with Luke Robinson taking interim charge.

It was announced earlier this week that Woolford would be leaving the club at the end of the season.

Robinson will assume immediate charge of all first team matters and be assisted by Kim Williams with Andy Kelly as Football Manager.

Giants Managing Director Richard Thewlis said: “Simon and I caught up today regarding the position and we both agreed this is best for both parties.

“I would like to pay tribute to Simon for his professionalism and realisation of the situation once it was known he wasn’t seeking an extension and everyone here wishes him and his family every success in the future.

“He returns to Australia after just over two years experience here as Head Coach and am sure will have many suitors down under for his services.”

Huddersfield take on Wakefield at the John Smith’s Stadium on Thursday afternoon.