Posted: 28 October, 2016
New Chapter In Rugby League's Most Bitter Feud
Rabbitohs fans will be pissed about this.
Matt King's tenure at Souths is officially over, with the former player and coaching assistant making the move to the Roosters.
The departure of Roosters assistant coach Steve McNamara from to the Warriors has freed up the position, with King's shock resignation likely to leave the Rabbitohs with a considerable void to fill.
King played 23 games for Souths before retiring in 2013, and since then joined the coaching roster and could be seen on game day putting the players through their paces in the pre-match warm-up.
It's been well documented that the Rabbitohs have instigated a mass-cleanout of behind-the-scenes staff, with Kurt Wrigley and Wayne Collins shown the door after the club's mediocre season in 2016.
While coach Michael Maguire's contract expires at the end of next season, word is that the club are incredibly eager to keep him at the helm.
The loss of King to the Roosters marks another dagger in the side of the Rabbitohs, which is exasperated by the shift of Luke Keary, Paul Carter and CEO John Lee in the last 12 months alone.
And we all know the history of tension between the Roosters and Souths, with most of the rivarly stemming from the alleged poaching of key players.