Panthers deny Elliott sacking

The future of Matthew Elliott is still undecided following speculation that the Penrith Panthers coach had been sacked.

The NRL club last night denied rumours aired on Channel Nine that the former Raiders coach contract had been terminated. Elliott is in the second year of a three-year coaching agreement with the Panthers.

Elliott's position has been under pressure for weeks with the latest rumour suggesting he could be replaced by Melbourne assistant Stephen Kearney.

Panthers CEO Mick Leary later released a statement through his media manager denying the claims.

Elliott however, may be looking for a new job later this evening.

Currently positioned 11th on the NRL ladder, the Panthers will play their final game of the year this afternoon - at home at CUA Stadium in Penrith - against competition front-runners Manly Sea Eagles.