It was the news that some of us may have seen coming on the back of what has been a rollercoaster of a season for the Cowboys, but what looks set to be another year in which the club will not make the finals, a decision has been made to seek out a new coach for the 2014 season.
Current coach Neil Henry will see out the remainder of the 2013 season, having been associated with the club since 2003 when he was an assistant coach, before taking up the head coaching position for the last 5 seasons.
For the club, they decided it was just time to go in a new direction.
â€œThe board has decided that at this time the club needs to head in a different direction,â€ Cowboys CEO Peter Jourdain said.
â€œNeil will continue as head coach for the remainder of this season as everyone in the club focusses on finishing as high as we can on the competition ladder in 2013.
â€œIt is important to highlight that this decision has been reached on a professional and amicable basis pokies online for free.
With Henry an adequate coach and a popular coach with players, it is a matter of time before he too finds a new role – a big part of the Cowboys decision to announce this now, giving both parties plenty of time to take the next step.
â€œDespite media speculation to the contrary, out of respect for Neil we have not sought out anyone to be his replacement beyond this season,” said Jourdain.
â€œTo be fair to both Neil and the club, we have decided to make this decision now to allow both of us to explore our options for next year.
With the search for next year’s head coach to begin next week, the club was quick to wish Henry the best for whatever the future holds for him for his work and dedication to their on-field and off-field endeavours.
â€œThe search for a new head coach will begin this week,” said Jourdain.
â€œThe Cowboys wish to thank Neil for all of his work and dedication as our head coach, including the huge amount of time he has dedicated to our community programs.â€