Brown committed to Giants

James Gordon

Huddersfield coach Nathan Brown says he has no plans to leave the club before October, as scheduled.

Brown has been heavily linked to the new vacancy at St Helens, opened by the sacking of Royce Simmons on Sunday evening.

The Australian is to leave the Galpharm Stadium at the end of the season, to be replaced by Paul Anderson, and there was talk that he may be tempted to leave the club early to take up the post at Langtree Park.

However, in a club statement, both Brown and Giants managing director Richard Thewlis quashed speculation of a premature departure.

Brown said: “I have seen all the speculation and I am going no where. I have a job here until the end of this season and that’s that for me. This group of players and the club are very special to me and I will leave here at the end of October having given my absolute best to try and achieve the goals we have set ourselves. What the situation is at any other club is not for me to comment upon.”

Since taking over at the club, who finished 10th in the season prior to his arrival, Brown has led Huddersfield to unprecedented third, fifth and fourth placed finishes, while they currently sit top of Super League in 2012.

Thewlis added: “We have a great relationship with our coach who we are determined will leave our club with silverware at the end of this year. All our focus is going into this club having a wonderful year. There will be no changes here to our plans.” 

Brown has previously stated that he would return to Australia at the end of his contract at Huddersfield.