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Brown in line for extension at Knights

Newcastle Knights coach is on the verge of being offered a contract extension by the club's board and ownership company Wests Group.
Newcastle Knights coach is on the verge of being offered a contract extension by the club's board and ownership company Wests Group. DAVE HUNT/AAP

RUGBY LEAGUE: It appears Clarence kid Nathan Brown is set for an extension at the helm of Newcastle Knights.

Despite collecting back-to-back wooden spoons in the top grade in 2017, Brown has shown he has the full confidence of the board.

Brown has put in a long term game plan for his young squad which centres around million dollar rookie Kalyn Ponga.

Fairfax Media reported the board is set to extend his contract until 2021 with the deal to include performance indicators.

"The key for us is the head coach, getting him sorted out for the next period of time,” Wests Group chief executive Phil Gardner said.

"I think we're keen to sign him on those performance conditions and get him extended for another two more seasons.

"Then we can offer some certainty for the players we're trying to attract.

"It's very hard to say to the players 'he's only signed for one more year but we'd like you to sign for three or five'.


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