The Gold Coast Titans have a few coaches on the list for next year.
“I’m really excited about the idea go the Walker Brothers [Ben and Shane] and whether they could get a start,” said Paul Kent, on Sunday Triple M NRL.
Paul Kent admitted it would be a very brave club to appoint them.
“They play such a different style to what is considered a successful formula in the NRL,” he said.
The Walker brothers took over the Ipswich Jets in the QLD Cup in 2011, re-inventing their playing side by moving the ball from side-to-side in order to maximise time in possession. Watch the video below.
Kent believes the Titans would be ideal for the Walker brothers.
“If the Titans pick a coach… that teaches the systems that Melbourne do best… their improvement will be slow," he said.
“If they brought in somebody like the Walkers' there is a chance they could have rapid success.” Listen to the full audio below from the 25-minute mark.
Walker Brothers Radical Playing Style
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Here are the men also in line to replace Neil Henry as Gold Coast coach.
Potentially the best credentialled of all options given his role as Queensland State of Origin coach. Has also previously served as an assistant to Wayne Bennett and Craig Bellamy, but the man himself has already questioned if now is the right time to take over an NRL club.
Is still contracted to Canterbury until the end of 2019 but pressure is mounting on his future given the Bulldogs' poor finish to the season. Further wins after Sunday's victory could help alleviate the heat at Canterbury, but if he's let go the Titans could pounce.
Is seen as one of the next cabs off the rank in terms of rookie coaches. Credited with bringing through the young generation of superstar Panthers, Brennan has attracted interest from English Super League clubs. The Titans could be his chance to make a mark.
Worked with Titans senior player Kevin Proctor in Melbourne's development system, before taking up an assistant role under Bellamy in 2014. Widely touted as the man who could take over in Melbourne once Bellamy finally hangs up the clipboard.
Took Ash Taylor to an under-20s grand final at Brisbane in 2014, before moving to the Titans as an assistant this season. Will take over as an interim coach with fellow assistant Terry Matterson, who could also be an outsider given he has coached in the English Super League.
Queensland's assistant State of Origin coach who is currently working under Michael Maguire at South Sydney. Another possible candidate who has come through Craig Bellamy's system in Melbourne, it seems likely he will one day land an NRL role.