Phil Gould will part ways with Penrith immediately, according to reports.
A number of media outlets have reported Gould will end his role at the Panthers and the club is due to make an announcement within days.
NRL.com claims the Penrith board will meet on Wednesday where the termination will become official.
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Panthers staff were reportedly informed of the news on Tuesday.
Club chief Brian Fletcher said Gould is currently still employed by Penrith.
It’s speculated Gould met with Penrith hierarchy on Tuesday where they agreed to end his tenure as football manager of the club.
Gould joined the Panthers eight years ago and has endured a rollercoaster ride since then.
He was largely responsible for the Panthers Academy and is credited for bolstering the club’s junior base.
He was criticised somewhat for the decision to sack Ivan Cleary as coach of the team in 2015.
He also sacked Anthony Griffin from the role mid-season last year and Cleary was subsequently rehired, although recent reports have claimed the relationship with Cleary and Gould had not been mended.
Reports claim Cleary, upon his return, demanded Gould take a back seat to let the coach have control over the football team.
Only a fortnight ago senior News Corp journalist Phil Rothfield predicted Gould wouldn’t last the year in his job.
“They say he’s almost on a million dollars (per year). So why do you have a guy, who is on that much money as your general manager of football, if you’ve stripped him of his power?” Rothfield said.
Gould had a bizarre exchange with Paul Vautin recently on their Channel 9 show 100% Footy.
“Have you still got a job there? I thought you ran Penrith. It looks like now all your doing is the chalk up and down the sideline,” Vautin asked.
“That is all I do,” Gould replied.
Vautin replied; “Are you still football manager?”
Gould said; “General manager of football. I don’t know what that’s supposed to mean.”
Fox Sports’ chief NRL reporter James Hooper revealed recently Cronulla had reached out to Gould to join the Shire club in a management capacity, but that Gould had knocked them back.