TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 22: Knights coach Nathan Brown speaks at the post match media conference at the end of during the round eight NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Newcastle Knights at 1300SMILES Stadium on April 22, 2017 in Townsville, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

The Newcastle Knights have announced the re-appointment of head coach Nathan Brown, extending his contract with the club.

Knights CEO Philip Gardner was thrilled with the re-signing and says Brown is the man to take them forward.

“Nathan is comfortable with the contract, the terms of which demonstrates the confidence and trust that the Club has in Nathan and vice versa,” Gardner told newcastleknights.com.au.

“Nathan is a top-ranking coach from both a development and high-performance prospective. We have seen clear improvement this season and have high but realistic expectations for Season 2019 and beyond.

“Nathan’s vision has never waived and he has shown the patience and resilience needed to develop a successful program at the Knights.

“This new contract gives him every opportunity to put his plan into action to deliver the wins on and off the field that all Knights fans crave.

“Nathan now has the potential to be the Club’s longest servicing coach and we hope in time its most successful.”

Brown was pleased to get a deal sorted and is excited by the club’s future.

“I am very appreciative of the support and confidence that the club has shown in me,” Brown toldĀ newcastleknights.com.au.

“There’s been a lot of changes over my three years but we now have a squad that will be the base for our future success. With the Centre of Excellence announcement, it’s an exciting time for everyone involved with the Club.”