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Nathan Brown departs Knights, effective immediately

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27th August, 2019
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Outgoing Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown has left the club, effective immediately.

The embattled coach had already announced his resignation at the end of the season but, following Saturday’s disastrous 46-4 loss to the Wests Tigers, has departed the club early.

The club released a brief statement, saying; “The Newcastle Knights can confirm coach Nathan Brown has departed the Club effective immediately.

This decision has been made in conjunction with Brown in the best interest of the Club.

Kristian Woolf will take over as interim coach for the remainder of the 2019 season.”

Knights players, namely Kalyn Ponga and Mitchell Pearce, attracted significant controversy for their indifferent reactions to Brown’s recent resignation, with the coach reportedly telling club CEO Phil Gardner he’d step down immediately if the playing group didn’t want him there.

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