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The Cronulla Sharks NRL club is in turmoil with interim coach Peter Sharp quitting, effective immediately.

After initially admitting he was reluctant to move in to the role, following coach Shane Flanagan's suspension due to the supplements scandal, Sharp was questioned last weekend by team captain Paul Gallen over whether he was putting in 100 per cent.

Peter Sharp alongside Cronulla Sharks skipper Paul Gallen 

Peter Sharp says his decision is in the best interest of both himself and the Cronulla Sharks.

I've certainly enjoyed my time at the Sharks and I've met a number of wonderful people.  I thank the Sharks for the opportunity both as assistant and as the head coach, even with the challenges we've faced this year.

Sharp's decision to step down comes just days after the club sacked star play-maker Todd Carney, following his lewd photo scandal.

Cronulla CEO Steve Noyce says he appreciates Sharp's service despite the unfortunate circumstances the club was put in at the start of the season.

The club certainly appreciates his efforts in what has been a very difficult season and while he may have expressed a reluctance to take on the role when first handed the reins, once appointed Peter worked exceptionally hard and always acted in the best interests of the players and the club.

The Sharks will announce a new coach in the coming days.


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