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Walters leaves Catalans Dragons

27/05/2010 08:23:31 PM Comments (0)

Coach Kevin Walters will quit his post at the Catalans Dragons at the end of the English Super League season following the French side's dreadful start to the year.

The former Kangaroos and Queensland playmaker almost guided the Dragons to a maiden grand final appearance in his first season in charge in 2009 but they have only won two of their first 15 matches this season.

The Dragons are the fourth English Super League club looking for a new coach.

"My family and I have enjoyed our time here in Perpignan and I look forward to finishing off the season with some good results, similar to our campaign in 2009," Walters said.

"I know that this is possible in both the Carnegie Challenge Cup and the Super League with plenty of hard work and a little bit of luck."

The bottom-placed Dragons have been hit by injuries and suspensions this season.

Adding to their woes was the decision of former Queensland player Adam Mogg to quit the club for personal reasons in March.

Walters took the decision to quit after meeting with the club's chairman Bernard Guasch, chief executive Christophe Jouffret and football manager Sebastien Munoz.

Guasch said: "I understand Kevin's decision but I'm very disappointed for him. He is a great man who works hard and was really unlucky this season.

"I hope he will get better results with the team during this second part of the 2010 campaign.

"He deserves a good ending and I hope he will find a new club for a new start in his professional life."

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