The NRL coaching merry go round took another turn today when former Souths coach Anthony Seibold was confirmed as Brisbane Broncos' new boss for 2020 and beyond.
Seibold will begin a four-year contract in 2020, with current coach Wayne Bennett set to see out his final year as Broncos coach in 2019.
Chairman Karl Morris said Seibold, the 2018 Dally M Coach Of The Year, was the most outstanding candidate among a field of highly credentialed coaches interviewed at length by the selection committee.
“We have been through a robust process and interviewed a number of high-calibre coaches,” said Morris.
“Anthony was a stand-out. His football knowledge is exceptional, as is his thinking and process around people management.
“He also has a strong commitment that will add to the commercial and community aspects of our club, which is extremely important to the Brisbane Broncos.”
Broncos CEO Paul White said: “We have done a thorough due diligence and as a result we have got the best person for the job in Anthony.
“Our job is to look after the long-term future of this club and that is what we have done through Anthony’s appointment.
“Anthony is one of the best young coaches in the game and having him for 2020 is a huge win for our members, players, staff, sponsors and fans.
“Planning is well and truly underway for next season and we are expecting big things from the team – it’s a season we can all look forward to.”