Matt Parish has left the Raiders, citing a desire to be closer to his family.
The Canberra Raiders will begin a search for a new assistant coach after the club and Matt Parish mutually agreed to part ways on Wednesday.
After this year’s State of Origin series, Parish informed the Raiders of his intentions to leave the club, citing a desire to be closer to his family.
Parish was contracted to the Raiders until 2016, and the club said in a statement it would begin the search for a replacement immediately.
“Matt sought an early release from the final year of his contract for family reasons and the Raiders were sympathetic to that request,” Furner said.
“Both parties agreed it was important for this to happen now to minimise the disruption to the team and maximise the chances of Matt securing his coaching future and the Raiders finding a suitable replacement.
“Matt has been a fantastic asset for us this season and we wish him all the best for his future in the game.”
Parish thanked the club for its understanding and wished them all the best for the future.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time here at the Raiders,” Parish said.
“There are great people at the club from the administration to the players and coaching staff and I have no doubt that what Ricky is implementing here will see the Raiders return to an NRL powerhouse.”