Paul Langmack relieved of head coaching duties

South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club Limited announced today that Head Coach Paul Langmack had been relieved of all his duties at the Club effective immediately.

In making the announcement, Chairman Nicholas Pappas said: ?The Board of South Sydney met tonight and resolved that Paul Langmack be excused immediately from all his duties with the Club as Head Coach. Paul?s contract with the Club gives the Club the right to excuse him from providing his services and the Board has resolved that it is in the best interests of the Club, its players and supporters that this occur immediately.?

Mr Pappas thanked Mr Langmack for his contribution to the Club over the last 19 months. ?On behalf of the Board of Directors, I thank Paul for the effort he has shown and wish him well in the future.?

Mr Pappas also announced the appointment of current Premier League Coach, Arthur Kitinas, as caretaker Head Coach for the remainder of the 2004 season.

?I know that Arthur Kitinas and the players will rise to the challenge and do their very best for the Club for the remainder of the 2004 season. I call on all South Sydney supporters to show their support for the Club, as they have done so many times in the past, by coming out in strong numbers for the Club?s next home match against the Melbourne Storm on Saturday, 12 June 2004 at Aussie Stadium.?

Mr Pappas concluded by announcing that the Club would shortly be inviting applications from experienced candidates of NRL standard for the Head Coach?s position for the 2005 season and beyond.