23 Mar 2013

Flanagan reinstated as Cronulla coach

12:56 pm on 23 March 2013

Shane Flanagan will be back in charge of the Cronulla Sharks for their home game against the New Zealand Warriors on Sunday, after being reinstated following a meeting with the board of the embattled National Rugby League club.

The new chairman Glenn Coleman fronted a media conference with Flanagan after the meeting and announced he would resume coaching duties immediately.

Flanagan was stood down two weeks ago by the board while four other senior staff were sacked amid the anti-doping investigation which has plunged the club into crisis.

But Flanagan retained the full backing of the Sharks playing squad and the possibility he could be reinstated arose when Damian Irvine quit as chairman last week.