Whether you saw it coming or not – surely you did not see it coming – the Penrith Panthers have made the decision to terminate the contract of coach Ivan Cleary.
Cleary, who still had one year left on his contract, was informed of the decision by the club with the Panthers releasing the following statement:
“Panthers Executive General Manager Phil Gould AM today met with coach Ivan Cleary and informed him the club has terminated the final year of his contract, effective immediately.
“Ivan Cleary has done a tremendous job in his four years at the Panthers,” Mr Gould said.
“He has laid the foundation for the future and we are enormously grateful for his contribution to the club.
“We wish Ivan, his wife Rebecca and his family all the very best for the future.”