Corey Neilson: Nottingham Panthers coach retains job

Corey Neilson
Nottingham Panthers head coach Corey Neilson first joined the club as a player in 2006

Nottingham Panthers have announced that head coach Corey Neilson will remain with the team next season.

The former Panthers player's position was reviewed after the team failed to win any of the three major competitions for the first time since 2009.

Neilson, 38, took on a player-coaching role with Nottingham in 2008, before becoming a full-time coach in 2012.

"I love Nottingham, I love the fans, I love the club so I'm delighted to be back again," he told the club website.external-link

"I think it is right that the club didn't rush things but I'd be lying if I didn't add that I'm thrilled with the outcome of their deliberations."

The Panthers won the treble in 2012-13, and they have won nine trophies since Neilson took over as coach,

However, they finished fourth in the league this season, lost in the quarter-finals of the play-offs, and failed to win the Challenge Cup for the first time since 2009 after defeat by Sheffield Steelers in the semi-finals.

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