The last time Nathan Brown coached the Warriors, the way the coach and the club parted ways came into effect immediately.
Brown’s future has been the subject of growing speculation in recent weeks, with the Warriors finishing 14th with just four wins from 13 games.
They have lost seven of their last eight matches, lost 70 points to Melbourne Storm in Round Seven, and lost 44-12 to an undefeated Manly over the weekend.
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With assistant coach Stacey Jones reigning for the rest of the season, the club are now looking for a permanent replacement.
On Monday night, Danny Weidler of Nine reported that Brown had told Warriors officials he could not be committed to living in New Zealand. The club is set to return to the country next month after being in Australia since the epidemic hit in 2020.
Club boss Cameron George said: “Nathan has informed us that he has made a personal decision that he will not be able to move to New Zealand for family reasons, which was originally planned for the long term.”
“We appreciate his position and the call he made.
“In this situation, we have agreed that we must change immediately.”
Brown had 18 months on a three-year contract, and was signed until the end of the 2023 season.
“It’s difficult for everyone involved but, in the best interests of the club, we feel we have to move on now,” said George.
“Nathan has worked very hard for our club and we are very disappointed that it has come. We are really grateful for what he has done and wish him and his family all the best for the future.”
One month after Trent Barrett’s decision to resign as Bulldogs coach, he became the second NRL coach to fall on his sword.
The Warriors will play the Sharks on Sunday.
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