NRL: Matt Elliot resigns as Warriors coach

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Former Warriors coach Matt Elliott. Photograph By Greg Bowker
Former Warriors coach Matt Elliott. Photograph By Greg Bowker

The Vodafone Warriors today announced head coach Matthew Elliott has resigned with immediate effect.

Assistant coach Andrew McFadden has been appointed acting head coach to the end of the 2014 NRL season.

In accepting the resignation, Vodafone Warriors chairman Bill Wavish acknowledged Elliott's personal qualities, skill and intellect.

"I have learned a lot from Matt and am saddened that he has made this decision. It speaks volumes of his character and integrity and I personally wish him well," he said.

In announcing McFadden's interim appointment, Vodafone Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah said: "Andrew is widely recognised as a leader of the next generation of coaches in the very competitive NRL competition."

The Vodafone Warriors have their third home game of the season next Sunday (April 13) when they host Canterbury-Bankstown at Eden Park (4.00pm kick-off).

McFadden will meet the media later today along with Scurrah, general manager football operations Dean Bell, captain Simon Mannering and senior players Sam Rapira and Thomas Leuluai.

- warriors.co.nz

- The Aucklander

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