BRIAN McDERMOTT has left the Giants to signal the entire break-up of Tony Smith's senior coaching team of Super League VIII.
The former Great Britain prop, whose one-season contract ends in November, was offered a role as part of new head coach Jon Sharp's team.
But McDermott declined the deal, meaning he follows fellow coaches Smith, Steve McNamara and Steve Deakin out of the McAlpine.
However, while Smith is moving to Leeds, McNamara has joined Bradford and Deakin takes over at French club UTC, McDermott has yet to find a new employer.
And the Bradford legend admits turning down a new Giants post is a gamble.
"As from November, I am unemployed and I know I'm taking a risk," he admitted.
"I was offered a contract, but I turned it down because I didn't think it was for me.
"But that doesn't mean I have regretted my year at the club, far from it.
"I came here with high expectations of a well-run club and I'm happy to say I wasn't disappointed.
"I also came here with high expectations of Tony Smith as a coach, and they were borne out.
"He's up there with the very best, and I've learned an incredible amount off him over the past year.
"But with Tony leaving and the rest of his backroom team leaving, I've decided to follow suit.
"That leaves Jon Sharp to come in and stamp his own mark on the squad with his own coaching team, and I think he'll do a good job."
Sharp has, of course, still to appoint his assistant coach - a process that is being delayed because of the continued Super League play-off involvement of St Helens, where he is the current No2.