If you ask some Canberra Raiders fans, they might have told you it was coming or that they believe it was the right move, but perhaps none of us were expecting it to happen this soon.
Leading into their clash with Manly, the Raiders board have made the decision to sack coach David Furner and terminate his contract effective immediately.
Furner is the first coach to be sacked by the Raiders since they were founded in 1981 and admits that it is a tough pill to swallow.
“It’s obviously a results driven game and we have lost our last three game,” he said.
“It’s still terribly disappointing after all the work I’ve point in.”
With the relationship between Furner and the playing group apparently deteriorating, the Board made a decision and it has led to the current situation.
The club statement reads as follows:
“The Canberra Raiders Board of Directors has made a decision on Viagra the future of the clubs Head Coaching role, deciding to terminate the contract of Raiders Coach David Furner effective immediately.
The board made the tough decision feeling the teamâ€™s inconsistent performances were not reflective of the talent within the squad and have decided to pursue a different direction for the future of the club.
The board noted the wonderful service over many years that David Furner has made to the club from his days as a player and more recently a coach, and said he will leave his tenure at the club as one of the Raiders most loyal and respected figures.
They noted the difficulty in the decision and said it was one of the saddest days in the clubs history.
Andrew Dunemann will take over as Interim Head Coach for the remainder of the 2013 season.
The board will take the time necessary to appoint the best Head Coach for the club.