David Furner has been sacked as head coach of NRL club Canberra.
Furner, 42, was informed by his brother Don – the club’s chief executive – that the board have decided to end his five-year tenure.
He becomes the first coach to be sacked in the clubs’s 31-year history, and his exit comes with the Raiders in ninth spot – one place outside the play-offs.
Assistant Andrew Dunemann will take over as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.
Furner has been quoted by News Corp Australia as saying, “It’s obviously a results driven game and we have lost our last three games.
“It’s still terribly disappointing after all the work I’ve put in.”