Paul Green has only been out of North Queensland HQ for half a day but already he’s been linked to another NRL coaching gig.
And that job is the seat currently occupied by embattled Anthony Seibold at Red Hill, with rumours the Broncos could move to sack their coach as early as next week.
The Daily Telegraph reports Green has been added to the top of Brisbane’s list of prospective Seibold replacements immediately after his bombshell announcement on Monday.
Green reportedly has a close friendship with Broncos legend and director Darren Lockyer, as well as Ben Ikin who has been tipped to take the role of CEO at Red Hill.
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Green fronted NRL 360 on Monday night where the Broncos job was put to him.
He didn’t rule it out, instead opting to play a straight bat to the question.
“Today is not a great day to be asking me about future coaching options,” Green said.
“I did say in my press conference today that my future as a coach of the Cowboys is finished, but my future as a coach isn’t finished.
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“I still have aspirations and goals that I will achieve as a head coach. Where that might be I’m not sure.”
The Broncos are seriously struggling and Seibold has been issued an ultimatum – win five of the remaining 10 games this year or face the sack.
There’s speculation he could be axed next week dependant on how the team goes against Melbourne on Friday night.
For Green, he now plans to step away from the rollercoaster world of NRL coaching… but not for long.
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And he has learned lessons from his long tenure at North Queensland which he plans to take to his next job.
“That there are a lot of things that go into having a successful season, and it’s really important that you make sure you’re putting time into all those areas,” he said.
“Communication is a key thing to that. I think at different times I could have been more aware, instead of pushing harder just working harder on making sure everyone is playing their part.”