The Bulldogs should deliberation extracurricular the container and instrumentality a punt connected erstwhile Test halfback Brett Kimmorley for the coaching occupation for 2023 and beyond.
The accustomed suspects are being bandied astir arsenic the men to capable the blistery seat - Blues Origin manager Brad Fittler, premiership winners Shane Flanagan and Paul Green, Penrith adjunct Cameron Ciraldo and St Helens' Aussie manager Kristian Woolf.
Kimmorley hasn't coached astatine NRL level but has 1 of the champion analytical minds successful the crippled and is presently moving connected pathways and inferior improvement with the Wests Tigers.
Cool headed and capable to subordinate to young players, Kimmorley has recruited immoderate outstanding youngsters who volition beryllium apical people players for the Wests Tigers - but sadly not for the adjacent fewer seasons arsenic they are each successful the 16-18 twelvemonth property bracket.
In his playing days, determination were fewer smarter halfbacks and helium could prime isolated absorption defences with his people and quality to work a game.
The antheral known arsenic 'Noddy' has each the different attributes a manager needs - helium tin 'schmooze' the board, is simply a polished media performer and volition subordinate good to the fans.
And let's not hide helium played the last 2 seasons of his illustrious vocation astatine the Bulldogs - what a cleanable fit.
While Kimmorley is an enactment who ticks a batch of boxes, Phil Gould has hinted powerfully that the adjacent antheral for the occupation volition beryllium an experienced campaigner. Put it down arsenic the occupation helium should get alternatively than the 1 helium will.
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