NATHAN BROWN has insisted he hasn’t quit the Giants to move to another club in the Australian NRL.
The Super League Coach of the Year has informed the club he intends to return Down Under for family reasons at the end of the season.
His imminent departure will bring the curtain down on what is already a highly successful two seasons at the Galpharm helm.
In his first year, the former St George Dragons head coach guided the Giants to a club record third-place Super League finish and helped them reach the Challenge Cup final at Wembley for the first time since 1962, although they were beaten 25-16 by Warrington Wolves.
This season, Huddersfield are currently fourth in the Super League XV table, but were thrashed 60-4 at home to Warrington Wolves on Saturday to end their hopes of a Challenge Cup final return to Wembley.
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But the 36-year-old has revealed it’s a family decision rather than a rugby league one that has forced the decision.
“It’s purely a family decision that I have had to make to go home at the end of this year,” said Brown.
“Despite what’s been written by some, I don’t have a job to go to nor have I even spoken to anyone back home about employment. This decision is not about my professional life, it’s all about my family’s life.
“To say I have enjoyed my time here – and will continue to do so – would be an understatement.
“It’s been great for us, but I just have to make this decision now for the benefit of everyone as the continued and relentless media speculation has been good for no-one.
“I will continue to give my absolute best to the club in every aspect of the job until the year end and assist them in going forward in the future in any way I can.
“Wherever I end up I will always look for the Giants results in the UK and be rooting for them.”