SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 12: Roosters head coach Trent Robinson watches on during a Sydney Roosters Training Session at Kippax Oval on March 12, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

The Sydney Roosters have extended coach Trent Robinson’s contract at the club for a further four years.

Roosters boss Nick Politis and Robinson agreed on the deal more than three weeks ago, tying the 41-year old there until at least the end of the 2022 season.

“Robbo could be here for as long as Sir Alex Ferguson coached Manchester United,” Politis told The Daily Telegraph.

“There is no need to keep turning over coaches. That was what we did in the old days.”

Robinson said he was always focused on the things he could control and never looking too far ahead.

“We’ve pretty clear about what we’re working towards,” he told The Daily Telegraph.

“You want to be a great club, win comps and stay strong and successful.

“We didn’t feel like we had to make a big announcement but it’s all done.

“It will be 10 years by the time the contract finishes.”

Prior to Robinson’s arrival at Sydney in 2013, the club turned over four coaches in six years, including Ricky Stuart, Chris Anderson, Brad Fittler and Brian Smith.

Robinson won a premiership and Dally M coach of the year in his first season.

In other news, the club has denied speculation that halfback Cooper Cronk will quit the NRL at season’s end.


  1. Contracts don’t mean much – particularly long term ones. One bad season and he will be gone. Wasn’t there a report recently that the Roosters were chasing Ivan Cleary? Or was it Wayne Bennet?

  2. ok so that rules out the rooster for a title for the next 4 years hahahahaha

    Oh wait, what’s their salary cap again 25M?

    Yeah still won’t win one 😛

  3. As they said on the footy shows , didn’t see that coming, so possibly the Clearly’s to Bronco’s who knows, but if Easts don’t win something soon, or worse, miss the 8 once in the next 4 years Robbo will be gone, i like Robinson actually, not many things I like about Easts, but Robbo knows what he is talking about and appears a good bloke, but what is Polite’s plan for when Cronk goes, guess we will wait and see, probably go after Penriths new junior halfback.

  4. My tip to play in the GF this year along with Parra (got the 2nd one so wrong)…but people were bagging the Chooks early this year but I just reckon their starting to warm up and their attack along with Tedesco will start to zing come August / September. 🙁
    Appears a smart coach but at times in press conferences talks a language like a….NFL? or basketball coach. Where has that straightforward Aussie footy talk language gone!

  5. Yes, so much for the Cleary’s.
    Don’t the Roosters have their own rising star halfback? They could actually use one of their own players.
    Oh That”s right . They prefer to just buy already established high priced players from elsewhere. Guess that leaves Luai out as well. 👍

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