Chris Anderson quits as Roosters coach

Chris Anderson has tonight advised Sydney Roosters CEO Brian Canavan that he will be stepping down as Head Coach of the Bondi-based club, effective immediately.

The resignation of Anderson comes after weeks of pressure, particularly through poor results. Most recently the Roosters fell 56-0 to the Sea Eagles on Saturday night.

Brad Fittler will take over from Anderson as Head Coach for the remainder of the 2007 season. No announcement has been made regarding a replacement for the 2008 competition.