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Tuesday, 25 July, 2000, 13:59 GMT 14:59 UK
Schofield dispute settled
Garry Schofield
Schofield did not hold the correct coaching credentials
Super League strugglers Huddersfield have settled out of court in their dispute with former coach Garry Schofield.

The former Hull and Leeds stand-off, who jointly holds the record for most Great Britain appearances, was dismissed two years ago after it emerged that he did not hold the correct coaching qualifications.

A joint statement said: "The club wishes Garry the very best for the future and hopes that one day he will return to the game in a coaching capacity.

"For someone of Garry's credentials and stature not to put anything back into the game which he served so well as a player would be a loss for the game of rugby league."

Undisclosed

The statement stressed that the two parties had agreed settlement terms without any admission of liability for an undisclosed sum.

It added: "Garry would like to convey his thanks to the players, coaching staff and fans at the club for the support he received during his time at the club as both player and as head coach."

Garry Schofield
Schofield: holds record for GB appearances
Tuesday's announcement comes just three weeks after the Huddersfield club reached agreement with Schofield's successor Malcolm Reilly, who threatened to sue them for loss of earnings.

Reilly was passed over in favour of John Kear for the position of head coach when Huddersfield merged with Sheffield Eagles last October.

Kear was sacked a fortnight ago and is taking legal advice.

Schofield, 35, announced his retirement as a player last August and turned to coaching Redcar Rugby Union Club.

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