Falcons bombshell: Coach to leave at season's end
RUGBY LEAGUE: Craig Ingebrigtsen has revealed the next two Intrust Super Cup games will be his last at the helm of the Sunshine Coast Falcons.
Ingebrigtsen informed the Falcons weeks ago but the club kept the news close to the chest while the season was still alive.
For now, his immediate coaching future is uncertain but Ingebrigtsen is confident of finding his feet.
Since signing from Easts Tigers in 2015, Ingebrigtsen took the club to the grand final and laid the foundations for a positive future to come.
"I feel like I have taken the club forward," he told the Daily.
"It is just time for them, and me, to go in another direction. Three years here was always the plan.
"It has been a tough decision, and it's been a really good year for the club.
"There are some young kids here who have been sensational, they're blessed with talent for the next coach to take over."
The Falcons will head to Rockhampton this weekend against a Capras side in a similar position.
It is the second last game for coach Kim Williams, who is off to Wales.
"With just two games left, I'd really love a win, but it's also about giving the club a look at the future," he said.
"About developing our players to give the kids another chance to see if they're first graders.
"Last week our effort was praised everywhere, we will draw motivation from that."
Ingebrigtsen, who has long harboured NRL coaching dreams, will wait for the coaching merry-go-round to finish up before ultimately making his decision.
With a resume like his, one could argue his time is now.