Phil Gould lost the Panthers – How?
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The news is out, and just about everyone in the rugby league community agrees: Phil Gould would have seen his brush from Penrith coming from a mile away.
The NRL icon has been forced out of the club following a nightmare 12 months, ending an eight-year reign at the foot of this mountain.
Frequent Fox Sports panellist and Daily Telegraph columnist Phil Rothfield believes the writing was on the wall for Gould as soon as he put the sword to Anthony Griffin late last season.
It was the movement that Rothfield says lost him the boardroom.
Gould had a reduced role in the running of the football department and the group after the return of Ivan Cleary as trainer, by then it was clear.
Geyer called for the guys out west to measure up to the plate after squandering a small number of chances early in the year.
The Penrith board is expected to rubberstamp his resignation on Wednesday. Gould was often criticised for his failure to deliver on his five-year plan and win a name during his period in Penrith.
He had long maintained the club never had a formal policy of the sort however there is little doubt he leaves the club in much better shape than when he came in 2011.