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Knights Hall of Famer Danny Buderus.

The Newcastle Knights have announced club great Danny Buderus as their new general manager of football.

The former NSW and Australia captain and three-time Dally M Hooker of the Year will succeed Brian Canavan when he starts the role on March 16. He will exit his role at Fox League.

"The opportunity to be back involved at the club that I love so much was too good to turn down," Buderus said.

"This is a whole new direction for me post football but it's an exciting one.

"The club has done a lot of work to get it in the position it is in now, and I look forward to continuing the hard work as we all strive to bring success back to the Hunter.

"Our town has every right to be excited in this new chapter under head coach Adam O'Brien and his staff, and I look forward to supporting them in our pursuit of attaining success for the region."