Ben Cahn departs Knights

The Melbourne Knights Football Club regret to announce the departure of head coach Ben Cahn.

In the club’s 70th anniversary year it set out to reclaim its rightful place at the top end of the football pyramid in Victoria, and Cahn played no small part in this. Finishing the NPL season in 4th place, Cahn led the Knights to an NPL Victoria Semi Final, Dockerty Cup Semi Final, and Australia Cup Semi Final in which the club drew its largest attendance in a decade against Brisbane Roar at Knights Stadium last Sunday evening.

Whilst all at Somers Street would have liked to have seen Cahn remain for the 2024 season, health and family have taken priority.

“This decision hasn’t come lightly. It’s incredibly tough to walk away from what we’ve started to build this year but it’s an important time for many reasons for my family to be back home around our support network. 

I’m very grateful to the club for granting me the privilege of leading the club in its 70th anniversary year. 

I couldn’t be prouder of the staff and playing group who have come together and who have given everything consistently for 11 months to create something special, and I can’t thank the Melbourne Knights supporters and community enough for welcoming me, supporting the team this year and being there for us to share some amazing moments that will live with me forever. 

I hope the momentum and togetherness we’ve built as a whole club this year will carry through and will be there to drive this genuine powerhouse of Australian football into the future.”

The club would like to sincerely thank Ben for his efforts this year and wish him the very best back home in Brisbane.

An announcement on the head coach position will be made in due course.

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