NRL Blues coach Laurie Daly talks at a press conference at Sydney airport after game three.
NRL Blues coach Laurie Daly talks at a press conference at Sydney airport after game three. News Corp Australia

Laurie Daley ousted as Blues coach for 2018

LAURIE Daley will not coach New South Wales in 2018 after the NSWRL opted not to renew his contract.

Daley has coached the Blues since 2013 and ended the Maroons long winning streak in 2014 but has unable to follow up on that initial success.

The former Raider coached 15 matches for six wins and nine losses.

The NSWRL released the news in a statement today, announcing that it "had decided it was time for a new direction and Laurie Daley would not be offered a renewal of his five-year contract which ended this year".

"I have spoken with Laurie and he understands the decision. He is obviously disappointed but he has enjoyed the journey and appreciated the opportunity," NSWRL chairman George Peponis said.

"Obviously we thank Laurie for the significant contribution he has made over the past five years.

"He is a legend of the game and has done a tremendous job. He is the only New South Wales coach in the past 12 months who has won a State of Origin Series.

"We felt it was time to make a change. All aspects of the business will be looked at from coaching staff to team operations and personnel."

News Corp Australia

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