Peter Roe has quit the Cougars admitting he had become "bored" with his director of rugby role.

The charismatic boss stepped aside over the winter to allow aspiring player-coach Barry Eaton full control of the National League Two club's football operation.

Roe, 51, moved "upstairs" and planned to help build the Cougars' off-field profile while con-tinuing scouting for new talent and liaising with Eaton on football matters.

But the former Keighley player, who first coached the club at the onset of Cougarmania, leading them to the Division Three title in 1992-93, concedes he had grown disillusioned.

"Over the course of the last few months it's become evident that my position at the club really isn't viable anymore," Roe said.

"The decision to move into a director of rugby role and hand over the rugby side to Barry Eaton really hasn't done anything for me.

"I feel very unsatisfied by it, bored and fed up and I need further challenges in the game.

"I wish Barry Eaton, the club and the lads the very best in the future but I don't feel a part of it."

Roe returned for his second spell in charge at Lawkholme Lane at the end of 2005, succeeding Gary Moorby and starting the rebuilding process of a struggling side still ravaged by relegation from National League One.

The majority of players had left, money was short in supply and Roe had to assemble a squad on a shoestring budget.

Experienced scrum-half Eaton was his only major signing and he blooded plenty of promising youngsters but the side struggled to compete and they finished joint-bottom last season.

Roe gave Eaton full control for 2007 but the Cougars have again started poorly, having lost all four league games so far.

The former Swinton, Featherstone, Wakefield and Barrow boss would like to return to coaching but doesn't expect anything imminently.

"I'm 51, have had five promotions in my time as a coach, and still have plenty to offer," he said.

"I've got interests in the media now and want to build on that but it looks like I'll be looking at Civvy Street and plan to start working there pretty soon."

Meanwhile, the Cougars entertain joint-bottom Blackpool Panthers on Sunday in their biggest game of the season so far.