The Sydney Roosters have extended the contract of head coach Trent Robinson for a further five years.
Currently signed until the end of the 2023 NRL season, the new deal will keep Robinson at the Roosters until the end of 2028.
“The Sydney Roosters have today announced that Head Coach Trent Robinson has extended his contract by a further five years,” the club said in a statement.
“Currently contracted until the end of the 2023 season, the extension ensures that Robinson – the longest-serving coach in the Foundation Club’s 114-year history – will remain at the helm until at least the conclusion of the 2028 season.”
Roosters chairman Nick Politis described Robinson as the NRL’s ‘best thinker’ and praised him for his strong leadership and values.
“In my view, Trent is the game’s best thinker. He is a man of high integrity with a genuine love for his players, the history of our Club and the area we represent,” Politis said.
“Every player that we have signed since Trent came on board as Head Coach in 2013 has become a better player and person, and it’s wonderful to know that Trent will continue to lead the way at the Roosters well-into the future.”
Robinson is currently the longest serving coach in the Sydney Roosters history, having taken the reins from Brian Smith in 2013.
In his first season as head coach at the Roosters in 2013, Robinson won both the NRL Minor Premiership and the NRL Premiership.
More success followed for Robinson when he claimed the NRL Minor Premiership in 2014, 2015 and 2018.
The Roosters won back-to-back NRL Premierships in 2018 and 2019 with Robinson becoming the first coach in the NRL era to achieve the milestone.
Robinson said the Roosters is his ‘home’ and he is proud to coach the club.
“This Club has been the biggest part of my working life; it is unequivocally my home,” Robinson said.
“The Roosters is in my DNA, and as a leader, my role here is pretty clear. Walking in to our offices every day, seeing the quality of staff and players we have here, we’re all committed to striving to be the best sporting franchise in Australia, and I’m incredibly proud to extend my time with the Club.”