Try as he might, Garth Brennan just could not get the Gold Coast Titans to be the consistent force their fans and board crave.
As a result, it has cost him his job, with the club today confirming that Garth Brennan will no longer be head coach of the club.
Although no-one at the club wanted to see him leave, Titans Executive Chairman Dennis Watt said the situation had become untenable.
“No one at this organisation, or anyone involved in rugby league, wanted Garth’s time as Head Coach of the Titans to end this way,” Titans Executive Chairman Dennis Watt said.
“However, the results the club has achieved on the field this season have not met expectations, and the team’s performance in recent weeks has fallen to a level that is unacceptable to the Board, our Members, fans, sponsors and partners.”
“Unfortunately, that has left the club in a situation where Garth remaining in the position of Head Coach has become untenable.”
Despite making the decision to part ways with Brennan, Watt did praise the now former Titans coach for his work.
“While the on-field results have not been what we hoped for, Garth will still leave a tremendous legacy for this club with his contribution to the creation of our development systems and pathways,” Watt said.
“These will ensure the Titans’ future will be built around the best young players growing up on the Gold Coast and northern New South Wales.
“Along the way, Garth has handed NRL debuts to players like AJ Brimson, Moeaki Fotuaika and Jai Whitbread – players who will be at the core of this club for the years ahead.”
In the interim, assistant coaches Craig Hodges & Luke Burt will take over the reins as head coach.
The club will begin their search for a full-time replacement.