Newcastle chief Philip Gardner has declared the membership is backing under-fire coach Adam O’Brien to stay it out and be a part of the membership’s long run future.
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Despite beginning the 2022 season with consecutive wins, Newcastle has dropped its previous seven video games, and solely final week did the membership snap a two-game skid of no tries scored.
Part of these struggles is because of a mounting harm disaster, with a bunch of top-17 gamers together with the likes of Jayden Brailey, Dane Gagai and Kurt Mann all out, whereas former Kangaroos and NSW star Tyson Frizell is sidelined by way of sickness.
Kalyn Ponga and Lachlan Fitzgibbon have additionally been out and in of the aspect on account of accidents.
Despite what’s gone flawed this season, Gardner confirmed O’Brien remains to be the person to take the membership ahead.
“There’s no doubt in our mind that Adam O’Brien is the right coach for us,” he advised the Sydney Morning Herald.
“I see his work ethic, how hard he works and his relationship with the players is very good. There are no issues with that for us. I think Adam will be our head coach for a long time.”
“We hope that Adam is with us for the next 10 years,” Gardner added. “I think we have the right group of people. Our club is a team and the good clubs have great teamwork.”
O’Brien is at the moment beneath contract till the top of 2024.
Gardner’s feedback come after some sections within the media have been crucial of the Newcastle coach.
Former Cronulla Sharks skipper Paul Gallen stated earlier this month the stress placed on O’Brien was warranted.
“Fans, sponsors and people going to the game don’t care… they turn up, pay their money to see their team perform and do the best they can,” Gallen stated on Nine’s 100% Footy.
“I think there will be pressure on the coach. Whether it’s fair or not, I know It’s not fair… the fact is, sponsors, people turn up and pay their money. They don’t care, they want to see the team perform.”