The board of the Gold Coast Titans has ordered a comprehensive review of the club’s football operations with coach Garth Brennan in danger of being axed.
The Titans have won only two matches from the first ten rounds, and their season hangs in the balance already.
The future of Brennan is now under a major cloud after the board’s intervention.
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The announcement of the review comes after co-owner Daryl Kelly put the entire club on notice, warning Brennan and the players to “do their job”.
The review will be overseen by Head of Culture and Performance Mal Meninga who will now also oversee the Football Department following the departure of Head of Football Phil Moss.
“The Club continues to grow and evolve in other areas of the business and believes the foundations for the Club’s future success are in place,” The Titans said in a statement.
“However the Board believes that on-field performances from the Titans over the first 10 rounds of the NRL premiership have not met the Club’s standards for success, nor the expectations of our Members, supporters and corporate partners.
“Therefore, the Board decided that a holistic review of our football operations was required to ensure the team and its supporters are being given the best chance to savour success in the NRL premiership.”
Speaking to reporters on Thursday ahead of the Titans’ clash with Manly on Friday, Brennan says Kelly was right in his assessment of the club’s performance.
But Brennan was not concerned about facing the axe.
“I don’t lie awake worrying about my tenure or my job, if I start worrying about that, then I lose focus on what I am trying to do and I want this club to be successful,” Brennan said.