Newcastle Jets can confirm that Hyundai A-League Head Assistant Coach, Clayton Zane is set to depart the Club in order to take up the role of Technical Director at Northern NSW Football.
Zane has been a coach at the Club since 2011, when he initially joined as the Newcastle Jets Westfield W-League coach.
Stints as the Youth Team coach and interim Head Coach followed, before assuming the role of Assistant Coach in 2015.
“This Club has been a big part of my life for a number of years, I grew up in Newcastle and played my first professional football with the Breakers,” Zane said.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to work alongside a number of fantastic people here at the Jets since returning in a coaching capacity and making the decision to leave wasn’t an easy one.
“The squad is a good one and I’m confident that Ernie and the boys will enjoy success this upcoming season.”
Newcastle Jets CEO, Lawrie McKinna thanked Zane for his service to the Club.
“We’re very sad to see Clayton go, but the opportunity to continue his professional development was one that was too good for him to pass up on,” McKinna said.
“Clayton has become synonymous with football in Newcastle since he joined the Jets as a coach in 2011, and his move across to Northern NSW Football is an indication of the strong relationship our two organisations are building.
“He’ll be sadly missed and we wish Clayton all the best in his new role at Northern.”
Zane will depart the Club in mid-October following the completion of his contractual obligations with the Jets.