GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 02: Titans coach Garth Brennan during the NRL Trial match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Gold Coast Titans at Cbus Super Stadium on March 02, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Gold Coast has released a statement surrounding their decision to part ways with coach Garth Brennan.

The Titans didn't score a try during their 24-2 loss to Penrith on Friday night, which was the final nail in Brennan's coffin.

The Titans released the following statement on their website.

The Gold Coast Titans have announced that they have parted ways with Head Coach Garth Brennan.

“No one at this organisation, or anyone involved in rugby league, wanted Garth’s time as Head Coach of the Titans to end this way,” Titans Executive Chairman Dennis Watt said.

“However, the results the club has achieved on the field this season have not met expectations, and the team’s performance in recent weeks has fallen to a level that is unacceptable to the Board, our Members, fans, sponsors and partners.

“Unfortunately, that has left the club in a situation where Garth remaining in the position of Head Coach has become untenable.”

Watt paid tribute to Brennan for his service and commitment to the Titans, where he has served as Head Coach since the end of 2017.

“While the on-field results have not been what we hoped for, Garth will still leave a tremendous legacy for this club with his contribution to the creation of our development systems and pathways,” Watt said.

“These will ensure the Titans’ future will be built around the best young players growing up on the Gold Coast and northern New South Wales.

“Along the way, Garth has handed NRL debuts to players like AJ Brimson, Moeaki Fotuaika and Jai Whitbread – players who will be at the core of this club for the years ahead.

“Garth, his wife Rachael and their family have made real sacrifices in moving to the Coast, and Garth has dedicated himself to connecting with Titans Members, fans, local leagues and the wider community.

“Garth has been tireless in promoting the club and the game. He is a decent and genuine rugby league man, and everyone at this club wishes him and his family nothing but the best for the future.”

Watt said Assistant Coaches Craig Hodges and Luke Burt would take over as interim coaches of the Titans for the rest of the 2019 NRL season, with a replacement Head Coach to be decided upon at a later date.

The club will be making no further comment at this time.

 

4 COMMENTS

  1. Who will they blame for the poor performances for the rest of the season. Garth wasn’t the one on the field lacking venom in attack, dropping the ball, making poor defensive reads or missing tackles. Easy to point the finger at the coach but alot of those players lack of performance are largely responsible for Brennan losing his job.

  2. I feel sorry for Garth Brennan. I don’t know if he really deserved to be sacked, but i can say it hasn’t been just his fault that they have stunk. The team just seems to have no leaders, and keep giving away stupid penalties and dumb errors. Also, the titans defence has been atrocious and some of their big signings of recent years – Boyd, Proctor, Wallace, Taylor – have been extremely underwhelming. The titans are set on becoming the new NZ Warriors – a disappointment

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