After sacking Matthew Elliott last night the New Zealand Warriors have named his assistant, Andrew McFadden, as the clubs first grade coach for the remainder of the season.
McFadden has been one of Matthew Elliott’s guys for a very long time so I can’t see too much changing in terms of how the team plays. Still, the club didn’t have much of a choice at this point in the season.
You have to wonder at what point Warriors CEO Wayne Scurrah and general manager Dean Bell also end up getting the flick as well. Both men have been responsible for some very questionable decisions in terms of coaching appointments and player recruitment. I know that Warriors supporters want both men gone, hopefully the clubs owners are listening because I do think these two are part of the problem.
As for who will end up the clubs long term coach, I doubt McFadden will get the gig. With the decision now being able to be put back I still think Shaun Wane will be the guy they will target (Who I think would be a TERRIBLE NRL coach).
Some have suggested Nathan Brown will come back from St Helens to coach the side and that is a possibility. You also have to wonder if they threw enough money at him whether Wayne Bennett would be willing to move to Auckland at the end of the year now that Nathan Tinkler’s money has ran out.
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Jan 20, 2020 0