Hagan has been appointed the Knights’ director of football.
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Former Newcastle captain and premiership-winning coach Michael Hagan has been appointed the club’s director of football.
The newly created role will see Hagan return to the Knights after eight years away from the club.
Knights CEO Matt Gidley said Hagan will be responsible for the entire football department, while also providing support from head coach Rick Stone, as well as mentoring the club’s emerging young coaches.
He will also be in charge of list management and recruitment.
Hagan coached the Knights to its 2001 premiership win, and most recently has been assistant coach for the Queensland State of Origin side.
Gidley said he was happy Hagan agreed to return to his old club.
“We are obviously pleased Michael has agreed to return to the club,” he said.
“Michael is highly respected and the perfect fit to assist us in taking the club forward as we enter a new era.”
Hagan said he was excited to returning to the Knights.
“After some time away, the timing feels right and I am really excited about the challenge of working back at the Knights,” Hagan said.
“I look forward to working alongside and supporting Matt and Rick, as we all work together to ensure the future success of the club.”
Hagan’s role with the Knights will begin in early October and allows him to remain assistant coach with the Maroons.