“I spoke to the chairman and the CEO that night time on the perform and I haven’t seen or talked to anyone since that day. Nothing has modified from my perspective.”
Seibold faces the awkward prospect of teaching South Sydney gamers for at the very least one other week whereas Bennett’s future is mentioned within the background. Seibold returned to work on Monday and instantly acknowledged his need to have his future resolved as quickly as attainable.
However so far as Bennett is anxious, nothing will change till 2020.
“I can’t enlighten anyone in any respect,” he stated. “I’ve had no dialog with anybody about something aside from the actual fact I’m right here subsequent 12 months.”
Requested if it was workable for coaches to be totally dedicated to their present membership after they have additionally dedicated to a rival sooner or later, Bennett stated: “It might definitely work for me. The gamers have identified since day one which I’m dedicated to them and the membership and the followers …
“We had numerous accidents final 12 months to key gamers. Apart from Melbourne and St George (Illawarra), we beat each top-eight crew. We all know we have now a high quality group of gamers and also you by no means know what the rugby league world can ship.
“The purpose is it’s a high quality squad. It’s the identical scenario for me – I’ve by no means for one second indicated that I gained’t be teaching them in 2019.”
Fairfax Media revealed a fortnight in the past that South Sydney’s head of soccer, Shane Richardson, flew to the UK to fulfill with the incoming coach. Bennett stated all of their discussions pertained to 2020.
“That was about 2020, all as a result of we didn’t get an opportunity to fulfill (after signing) as a result of all of it occurred fairly shortly,” Bennett stated. “I appreciated him coming over. It doesn’t annoy me what individuals assume. Shane coming over was nothing to do with 2019.”
The Broncos might face the prospect of getting to sack Bennett and pay him out in full to maneuver him on. A number of Brisbane gamers near Bennett are watching the scenario intently, notably excellent younger ahead Tevita Pangai Junior.
The problem of coach poaching can be one of many predominant agenda objects at Wednesday’s assembly of membership chief executives. NRL CEO Todd Greenberg final month acknowledged the governing physique will benchmark rugby league’s protocols towards these of different sports activities all over the world in deciding whether or not modifications should be made.
Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe urged the sport to deliver coaches in step with gamers after Penrith lured Ivan Cleary to the foot of the mountains whereas nonetheless being contracted to the Tigers.
“Any disruption isn’t good for the sport,” Pascoe stated. “I discuss stability at membership degree and it’s not dissimilar on the governing physique. They’ve carried out a terrific job throughout many issues and I personally assume it’s a simple repair.
“In case you apply the identical rules that we at the moment do round gamers, with the ability to discuss to a coach solely in his closing 12 months would keep away from a lot of that disruption and add to the attraction of the sport.”
Adrian Proszenko is the Chief Rugby League Reporter for the Sydney Morning Herald.