Newcastle Jets part company with Gary van Egmond

Jets coach Gary Van Egmond talks to players during the round 11 A-League match between Brisbane Roar and the Newcastle Jets at Suncorp Stadium on December 20, 2013
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Gary van Egmond leaves his position as head coach of the Newcastle Jets as his contract is terminated by mutual consent.

Gary van Egmond has left his position as head coach of the Newcastle Jets after his contract was terminated by mutual consent.

Egmond departs with the Jets seventh in the A-League table, having taken just four points from their last six games.

"After not qualifying for the A-League Finals Series for the last three years, this is a vitally important season for the club and and both parties, the club and Gary agree the team requires a new voice and direction to take us forward," said Jets CEO Robbie Middleby.

"Gary has made a significant and lasting contribution to the Jets, winning a championship in his first term as manager and now, helping to put together a squad of some of the best emerging talent in Australia."

Assistant coach Craig Deans will remain at the club, while Clayton Zane has been placed in interim charge of the first team.

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