Brisbane Broncos have confirmed Wayne Bennett will return to the club as coach in 2015.
NRL club Brisbane Broncos have today confirmed that Anthony Griffin will end his tenure as coach of the club at the conclusion of the 2014 season to make way for Wayne Bennett.
Bennett has inked a three-year deal worth £2.2 million and will return to the club where he won six premierships between 1992 and 2006.
Griffin said in a club statement that he accepted the Broncos decision, and would focus on winning the 2014 NRL premiership.
“I have been at the Broncos for seven years, with four of those as head coach, and have thoroughly enjoyed my time,” said Griffin.
“I am confident that the team and club are set up to have sustained success in the years to come.
“I would like to thank all the members and fans for the support they have shown me.
“And I especially want to thank all the players and staff that I have worked with, and confirm my commitment to the team for the rest of the 2014 season.”
Chief executive Paul White said the decision made at the weekend was based on the club’s results over the past few years.
“As tough as this decision’s been, I accept that decision – as does Anthony,” White told reporters.
“And I want to make it clear that my support for ‘Hook’, the club, and all the people within is absolute, our new incoming coach of 2015 will have that same level of support.”