Cronulla Sharks coach resigns

Peter Sharp

The poor Cronulla Sharks cannot catch a break. Implicated in the ASADA scandal that is still ongoing, a previous run of poor results, the sacking of Todd Carney and now, another blow.

This time, Peter Sharp, who was filling in for the suspended Shane Flanagan as Sharks coach, has resigned from his position.

After accepting his resignation from the role yesterday, the club and CEO Stephen Noyce appreciate what he did when confronted with tough circumstances.

“While very sad to see him go, it was fitting that Peter departs on his own terms, that being on the back of a record-breaking comeback win for the club last Friday night in Brisbane,” Noyce said.

“The club certainly appreciates his efforts in what has been a very difficult season and while he may have expressed a reluctance to take on the role when first handed the reins, once appointed Peter worked exceptionally hard and always acted in the best interests of the players and the club.”

For Sharp himself, he believes the decision was the best one for both he and the club moving forward.

“I’ve certainly enjoyed my time at the Sharks and I’ve met a number of wonderful people. I thank the Sharks for the opportunity both as an assistant and as the head coach, even with the challenges we’ve faced this year,” Sharp said.

“But I think the decision I’ve made to step down is in the best interests of the club and I believe for me it is in my best interests as well.

“I hope the players can fulfill their potential and finish the season on a positive note.”

In the coming days, the club will announce a new coach.

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