FORMER Giants player Graeme Hallas is set to move into coaching - and he'll be aiming to follow the example of another ex-Huddersfield player, Bobbie Goulding.
Hallas, who also played for Halifax and Hull, has been offered a contract by National II basement club Gateshead.
"I was impressed with Hallas," said the North-East club's chairman Bill Midgley.
"We've made him an offer and he's come back with what he believes is the budget needed for a competitive squad.
"We're not poles apart, and I'm optimistic we can sort things out."
Hallas, who has had a spell as assistant coach at York, said: "I want to get into coaching at a professional club and I'm definitely interested in joining Gateshead.
"Finance is not the biggest issue. I have to look at the geography and the moral issue concerning my family."
While Gateshead have only one win all season, Goulding's Rochdale are making an unexpected bid for the National I play-offs after four straight wins.
The latest was by a 52-18 margin at home to Doncaster, who occupy the sixth and final play-off berth with three points more than the fast-improving Hornets.
Goulding, who had just four players at his first training session in December, said: "It was a good team performance, and it's much better doing the business now than at the end of the season."
Hull KR, level on points with Doncaster, still have a decent chance of making the play-offs, but they'll have to do it without the help of former Giants coach Mal Reilly.
He is no longer team manager at Craven Park, claiming the club "are not Super League material".
The former Great Britain chief, who had been working alongside coach Martin Hall, who remains, was released from his contract by mutual consent.
"I have been concerned at the issue of where the club are going," he said.
"The secret to success is the right recruitment, and the club have to lay a platform from which to work. I don't believe the club are Super League material."