South Sydney Rabbitohs in Search of New Head Coach Post Demetriou’s Exit

South Sydney Rabbitohs Searching for New Head Coach Amid Demetriou’s Departure

The South Sydney Rabbitohs are on the hunt for a new head coach following the departure of Jason Demetriou, with the NRL club reportedly considering a diverse range of candidates, including England national team coach Shaun Wane and two Super League coaches.

Demetriou was relieved of his duties on Tuesday, with the Rabbitohs currently languishing at the bottom of the NRL ladder, having managed just one win from their opening seven games. The search for his successor has now begun, and the shortlist drawn up by the club has thrown up some intriguing names.

Former England coach Wayne Bennett remains the favorite to take the reins at Redfern, with the 74-year-old expected to leave his post with the Dolphins at the end of the current season.

However, another former England boss, Shaun Wane, has also been linked to the role, with the Rabbitohs’ General Manager Mark Ellison currently in the UK, potentially to discuss the opportunity with the highly-rated coach.

Additionally, two current Super League coaches have been mentioned as potential candidates – Steve McNamara of the Catalans Dragons and Adrian Lam of the Leigh Centurions. Both have previous experience in the NRL, with McNamara serving as an assistant coach for the Sydney Roosters and New Zealand Warriors, while Lam’s impressive stint with the Dragons has enhanced his reputation.

Justin Holbrook, the former St Helens head coach who is currently the assistant coach at the Sydney Roosters, has also been touted as a possible contender for the Rabbitohs job.

With the Rabbitohs CEO, Blake Solly, having previously served as the CEO of Super League, it appears the club is keen to explore options from both the domestic and international rugby league landscapes as they seek to turn their fortunes around.

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