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Coach Brown and Knights agree to contract extension

The nib Newcastle Knights are pleased to announce the re-signing of head coach Nathan Brown.

This contract is unusual for Rugby League in that it is not tenure based but entirely performance based.

Knights CEO Philip Gardner said he's confident that Nathan Brown has positioned the Club for a successful and sustainable future.

"Nathan is comfortable with the contract, the terms of which demonstrates the confidence and trust that the Club has in Nathan and vice versa," Mr Gardner said.

"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."

Coach Brown said he is pleased his future is resolved.

"I am very appreciative of the support and confidence that the club has shown in me," Brown declared.

"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."