Phil Gould set to leave Penrith

Drew Darbyshire

Phil Gould is set to leave his position as executive general manager of Penrith Panthers within the next week.

The 60-year-old has been in the role since 2011 but admitted to club hierarchy on Tuesday that his position at the club had become redundant.

Panthers coach Ivan Cleary also told the club’s board he believed Gould’s role was redundant.

Penrith chief executive Brian Fletcher commented: “This morning Panthers chairman Dave O’Neill and myself met with Phil Gould to discuss his position at the club.

“Phil was adamant that his position as executive general manager rugby league has become redundant and his time at Panthers is at an end.

“While there will be opportunity for further reflection once matters are formalised, I wish to acknowledge the extraordinary impact Phil has had on this club since returning as executive general manager in 2011.

“The Panthers board will meet tomorrow to discuss the potential terms of Gould’s departure from Panthers.”