Knights won't extend Hagan deal

Newcastle NRL coach Michael Hagan looks set to link with Parramatta in 2007 after the Knights today announced they would not be extending his contract beyond this season.

Hagan asked for a decision on his future to be brought forward from mid-season after informing the Knights that he had received an offer from a rival NRL club, believed to be Parramatta. The Eels had discussions with Hagan late last year after the 2005 minor premiers announced they would not be extending coach Brian Smith's contract beyond 2006.