Newcastle Knights coach Adam O’Brien has committed his future to the club until at least the end of 2024.
O’Brien’s debut year with the Knights in 2020 saw them reach the NRL finals for the first time in seven seasons.
He said: “I’ve been really pleased with our overall progression since I joined the club back in November 2019.
“We identified key areas to strengthen, we developed a strategy to make that transition and then targeted the right people to execute those plans.
“I’m really pleased with the people we have under the roof.
“We’ve brought in several key staff members to complement our existing team, some great recruits, and key retentions. And we have an ongoing strategy designed to ensure our list remains highly competitive. I’m really proud they chose us, just like our members.
“From day one, (my wife) Sharyn and I knew Newcastle was for us – it’s like where we both grew up on the South Coast of NSW. We were a good fit for Newcastle, and Newcastle is a good fit for us.
“We both love the community, we enjoy life outside of work and this extension allows us to bed down our new home and build deeper roots.”