Canterbury chairman Ray Dibb has written to fans of the NRL club, assuring them coach Kevin Moore won’t be sacked this weekend.
Dibb was responding to a media report, suggesting a majority of the Bulldogs board could move to relieve Moore of his duties if the side goes down to competition front-runners Melbourne on Saturday night in Adelaide.
“I can assure you that Kevin Moore will not be sacked, based on the result of this weekend’s game,” Dibb wrote on the club’s website.
“Kevin has a contract as the head coach of the Bulldogs and the club will work closely with him and support him at all times.
“Ultimately, all of our staff and players are held accountable for the results both on and off the field, but leadership is about lifting people up not tearing them down.”
Dibb confirmed Moore and his coaching staff had met the board last week, but as part of a previously-scheduled mid-season review.
Moore, the son of the club’s late patriarch Peter “Bullfrog” Moore, is contracted to the club until the end of 2012.
Reports suggest the board is divided over his future, with the 10th-placed side managing just seven wins from 15 starts despite an impressive off-season recruitment drive.