Phil Gould’s time at the Penrith Panthers is set to come to an end with the club to hold a board meeting on Wednesday.

As it stands, Gould is still employed by the Panthers, however NRL.com understands he recognises his job has become redundant under the Ivan Cleary regime.

The board will move to ratify plans around Gould’s departure from his post as the club’s general manager of football at the meeting on Wednesday.

As of Wednesday, it is likely he will no longer have any involvement with the NRL team, despite already having his input reduced dramatically upon Cleary’s arrival.

The club is still to determine the conditions of his departure but have mutually agreed his time working with the football department is over.

“We met this morning, myself, [Penrith chairman] Dave O’Neill and Gus,” chief executive Brian Fletcher told NRL.com.

“We spoke about his role and asked what he thought of it going forward. He came back and said ‘my job has become redundant’. He recognises that with Ivan here, the right structures are in place.

“He asked me to take it to the board and I will be doing that [on Wednesday]. You have to remember his intention was always to make his job redundant at some point.”

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