Knights CEO Phil Gardner has rubbished any suggestion Nathan Brown's job as coach is on the line as his squad prepares for tomorrow's vital clash against the Titans on the Gold Coast.
With just one win from their opening five rounds, the struggling Knights are desperate to avoid a fifth straight defeat that would further impact their finals chances and heap more pressure on the coach.
Already, there has been media speculation Brown may only have a matter of weeks to turn his side's fortunes around to avoid being sacked.
But Gardner says there has been no discussion about Brown's future and claims the speculation is "all part of the theatre of rugby league".
"Every time a game is lost, there seems to be speculation about coaches, about players," Gardner said.
"Everyone has an opinion and they are entitled to it. They are passionate and that's what brings people out. The fans all have a view on these things and that's their right.
"But for us, there is absolutely no discussion being had around Nathan's future. None. There is no heat in it at all because he has the full support of everyone here. It is that simple.
"Yes, we are hoping for better results on the scoreboard as we go through the season. But no-one is working harder than Nathan is to make that happen. I can assure you his tenure is not an issue for us. I can't make it any more plainer than that.
"To be honest, I think there might be one or two other coaches in the NRL under far more pressure than Nathan is."
Brown signed a new open-ended contract with the club less than 12 months ago that does not have a finish date.
While it has often been referred to as performance-based, his deal does not include performance triggers that must be met to ensure his survival.
What It means is the club can terminate his deal at any time but there is an agreed payout figure written into the contract that Brown will automatically receive if that was to eventuate.
After a drought-breaking 14-8 win over Cronulla to start the season, the Knights' fortunes have since dipped.
They suffered a two point loss to Penrith, were beaten 17-10 by Canberra before going down to St George Illawarra in golden point. Last weekend, they were down 18-0 in as many minutes against Manly after a poor start before losing 26-18.
"We are all disappointed when we get such great crowds coming to the games that we are not hitting the heights we are looking to hit," Gardner said.
"There is no-one hurting more than Nathan and the team. But we as an organisation are all in this together here. We are a very tight team of people. We are obviously looking to do better in first grade but I am very confident we will get through it.
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"And looking at the bigger picture with where we are at now compared to a few years ago, the long term future of the club is absolutely outstanding. There is so much good stuff happening at the club with the centre of excellence and the quality of our young kids coming through that's all down to the quality of our coaching group and Nathan is driving that."