Royce Brownlie, pictured above, will not be seeking a fourth season as Head Coach of the Moreton Bay United senior men's team.
Discussions were held and Royce informed chairman Ben Parkin of his decision.
The Board of Directors will start the process of appointing a new head coach immediately.
“Royce has been part of Moreton Bay United family for longer than any other senior player or coach,” said Chairman Ben Parkin.
“We thank Royce for everything he has done here. He has worked tirelessly on and off the pitch and will always be welcomed at this club.”
Royce said it was with “mixed feelings” that he made the decision after a “tough, close year”.
“The club decided on a new approach for 2023 and I thought maybe it is the right time for me to take to take a step back after three years.
“It is with mixed feelings, but perhaps it’s time to look for a new challenge and the next level.”
Jets finished fifth, seventh and ninth in the last three seasons – 2022 being a remarkably tight finish with just seven points separating fifth place and the second relegation spot.
Royce said his highlights over the last three years include seeing young players, such as Wil Edmiston, come through to the senior side.
“I think we played good football, created a good culture and brought the fans back, which was one of the priorities,” he said.
Royce has been part of Moreton Bay United for seven of the club's ten seasons in the NPL Qld, the state’s top tier.
He joined Jets in 2013, the first year of the NPL, was our foundation captain and and skipper for the next four seasons, scoring 68 goals in 85 games.
He won the competition’s Golden Boot in 2014 with 34 goals and captained Jets when they won the 2015 Premiership and Grand Final.
Royce returned to Moreton Bay United in 2020 as Head Coach.