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Cartwright: Titans lacking leadership at board level

Neil Henry took over from John Cartwright in 2014.
Neil Henry took over from John Cartwright in 2014. DAVE HUNT

ONE-TIME Gold Coast coach John Cartwright has slammed the Titans' leadership after the sacking of Neil Henry.

The Titans board yesterday brought the axe down on Henry, despite him having a year to run on his contract, after meeting and sealing his fate on Saturday.

Cartwright, who was released mid-season by the club in 2014, wonders if the board needed more members with football experience. All six come from a business background.

"It's probably a sign of bigger issues," he told Fox League's NRL360.

"Some of the stuff that has come out of there over the past few weeks, it's contradicting and there seems to be a lack of a leadership there ... It's inexperience perhaps on the board.

"Do you go total business orientated people or do you need some football people on the board?

"The biggest thing just looking at it, it looks like a lack of leadership."

The decision to sack Henry follows a much-publicised feud with star player Jarryd Hayne.

John Cartwright when in charge of the Titans.
John Cartwright when in charge of the Titans. DAVE HUNT

"When they signed Jarryd 12 months ago there was a lot of people with their arms around him getting photos," said Cartwright, who is now an assistant coach at Manly.

"There were a lot of people then claiming that Jarryd was the greatest signing the club has ever made.

"But now, 12 months later - again I think it comes back to leadership."

Topics:  gold coast titans john cartwright neil henry nrl sacking

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