https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...h/news-story/b9cc974f37e886b5fd2fdc6d7ff8ab51 KNIGHTS TO EXTEND BROWN Fairfax Media reports Newcastle are set to extend the contract of coach Nathan Brown for a further two years, until the end of 2020. The deal, which will be struck by club new owners Wests Group, will include performance indicators. “The key for us is the head coach, getting him sorted out for the next period of time,” Wests 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’. Interesting comment by Gardner re looking to sign new players and giving them some surety of who the coach will be..I think it has been earned by Brown though and is a smart move by the Knights (Wests Group) to lock him up and let his vision play out for the next 3 seasons.