JOHN Kear has been appointed head coach at Widnes.

The former Bulls chief is back in the game – six weeks after his departure from Odsal.

Kear said: “I’m absolutely delighted. When I left Bradford I didn’t envisage returning to the game as quickly as I have but when this opportunity presented itself, and it is a great opportunity within a great club, it was just too good not to take up.

“I’m really looking forward to the challenge, hopefully finishing the season well and building for 2023.”

The Bulls won 31-6 at Widnes on Thursday. Kear’s contract will begin on July 1 and run until at least the end of next season.