Head coach Daryl Powell is to leave Castleford Tigers at the end of the 2021 Super League season.

Powell, 55, took over at his boyhood club in 2013, succeeding Ian Millward, and turned the Tigers into a side challenging for honours.

He led the club to the 2014 Challenge Cup final, and won the League Leaders’ Shield and reached a first summer-era Grand Final in 2017, losing to Leeds.

“For both me and the club, it is the right time,” Powell said.

“It gives the club time to plan for the future, I thought the timing was right and I wanted to make a proactive decision, for both parties it gives us that time.

“I am massively motivated this year, I have loved being a part of the club’s history and helping players to grow and develop, and I would really love to finish off in a positive way with a Grand Final win and close a chapter that has been such a special time in my life.”

Tigers chairman Ian Fulton added: “After some lengthy conversations that started at the end of 2020, both Daryl and the club felt that with a number of coaches and players out of contract at the end of the year, 2022 would be the right time for a new face to come in and take charge.

“The process of appointing that person will be incredibly thorough and has already begun internally.”