Just interested to see what people's preference would be for the next coaches credentials or whoever will be there from 2024. There are lots of people opinions on this so good to get a snapshot of what the consensus is.
I definitely agree this would be the ideal coaching arrangement for the club but I don’t think an assistant role with a succession plan is alluring enough to snag the likes of Ryles especially with the Melbourne job potentially in the mix. I reckon the only chance we can get Ryles is if we go at him hard and fast as head coach before Bellamy makes up his mind for next year. Young or Hornby might consider the succession plan though as they have more skin in the club.With Maguire, Hasler and Flanno available, I have gone experienced for now but would love Ryles as assistant to take over in 2026. Des would be good to steady the ship till then.
Hmm, but would that be the Dolphins set up we're mimicking or the Tigers?I think someone like Craig Bellamy isn't achievable or reaslistic. So, short of that utopia, I think my ideal, best-case scenario, would be to try to mimic the Dolphins setup. They have Wayne Bennett with Kristian Woolf as the assistant/successor. So I'd go with Des Hasler together with one of Young/Hornby/Ryles.
I rate Shaun Wane - hard nosed, lots of success overseas. Seems like all the English boys love him. Only question is that he is untested in the NRL. Think he might even of applied for the job when hook was given the gig?
Think Ryles would be pick of the next bunch. Done a great apprenticeship, think experienced assistants with him would work. Not sold on Young and Hornby. Think their recent success is just a product of the systems they are in.
X2 .....Hasler for mine.
Think there is more of an upside to an experienced premiership winning coach.
Would like to think he would also be more of an attraction for bringing desperately needed new blood into our club.
Would also like to see Scott Fulton join us as the new recruitment manager.