Rugby league: Todd Greenberg resigns as NRL CEO

Todd Greenberg has stepped down from his role as chief executive of the NRL.

Greenberg's resignation is with immediate effect and brings to an end a four-year tenure at the helm of rugby league's most popular competition.

"Despite the variety of challenges and pressures I have loved every single minute of the journey," Greenberg said.

The 49-year-old said said it was a mutual agreement made with the Australian Rugby League Commission.

"Our growth over the last four years has been extraordinary and I am very proud of my contribution to the game," he added.

"I am indebted to the game for the variety of opportunities and experiences that have been provided to my family and I, and we leave with many great memories and lifelong friendships."

The former boss of Canterbury, Greenberg became the NRL's head of football in 2013 before he took over the reins in 2016.

With his contract set to expire this year, he had come under increasing pressure in recent weeks, falling out of favour with clubs and being frozen out by broadcaster, Channel Nine.

ARL Commission chairman Peter V'landys recognised Greenberg's contribution to the game.

"The role of chief executive of the NRL is one of the most challenging and difficult roles in Australian sport, with a diversity of passionate stakeholders," V'landys said.

"The ARLC thanks Todd for his contribution to the game over the last seven years and as chief executive for the last four years."

Greenberg will be replaced by chief commercial officer Andrew Abdo in the interim.