Brian Kelly during his time with Manly.

Brian Kelly has been granted a release by Manly from the remainder of his contract and the young centre has returned to the Titans.

As reported by NRL.com on Monday, Kelly's future became entangled in the turmoil around who would coach Manly in 2019. It was then that Kelly asked for a release from the Sea Eagles to join the Titans as soon as possible to take up a three-year deal which will keep him at the club until the end of 2021.

Kelly, who was contracted to the Sea Eagles until the end of next season, played 47 first-grade matches for Manly after making his Telstra Premiership debut for the club in the opening round of the 2017 season.

He represented Country Origin in 2017 and also the Prime Minister's XIII in 2018.

"We thank Brian for his tremendous service to our club both on and off the field over the past two years and we wish him all the very best in his future endeavours,'' Sea Eagles CEO Lyall Gorman said.

Titans coach Garth Brennan was thrilled to land the rising star.

"Brian is another local coming home and it is great to see a player of his calibre return to the club where he made a name for himself," Brennan said.

"He showed plenty of promise coming through the ranks here at the Titans and continued his rise down in Sydney, becoming an NRL regular.

"I've spoken about the desire of bringing in an outside back and Brian definitely fits the criteria of what this club was looking for."