London Broncos have confirmed former Great Britain international Sean Long left the club because 'he failed to meet the professional standards expected of him'.
The former St Helens scrum-half said he was quitting the Broncos earlier this month, just weeks after joining the staff as an assistant coach, claiming the Broncos wanted to make him part-time.
But on Sunday the club, who lost 44-18 to Salford Red Devils the previous day in their first game at The Hive, released a statement clarifying the situation.
It said: "Unfortunately, Sean's performances as an assistant coach did not meet the professional levels expected at the club. As a result his position as full time assistant is no longer continuing.
"While this decision had to be made by the club, we do wish Sean the best for the future."
Meanwhile, Broncos have signed back rower Atelea Vea from the St George Illawarra Dragons. Vea, 27, is an Australian of Tongan descent and began his NRL career with Cronulla Sharks in 2009 and subsequently played for Melbourne Storm before moving to the Dragons. He represented Tonga in the 2009 Pacific Cup.
Broncos head coach Tony Rea said: "The squad is delighted to welcome the hard working and skilful attributes that Atelea brings to games."
Broncos have also confirmed the three young Leeds Rhinos players, Alex Foster, 20, Thomas Minns and James Duckworth, both 19, will reamin at the club for the rest of the season having initially joined on loan.
Foster and Minns made their Super League debuts for the Broncos at Widnes last week and all three players are contracted to the Rhinos from 2015.