5 weeks after Trent Barrett abruptly give up as Canterbury coach, Phil Gould insists he nonetheless hasn’t spoken to a single candidate to fill the place.
The Bulldogs have hit a mid-year resurgence of types, profitable two video games in a row below interim head coach Mick Potter earlier than this week’s bye spherical.
However the membership is supposedly no nearer to securing a everlasting coach, regardless of the logical conclusion that one will must be in place earlier than November, when the gamers return for pre-season coaching.
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Gould, in his position because the membership’s soccer supervisor, is tasked with discovering and appointing the brand new coach.
However he says he hasn’t even began the hunt.
“I hold saying this – I have not spoken to anybody, nor am I going to talk to anybody within the fast future,” a defiant Gould informed Huge World of Sports activities’ Six Tackles with Gus podcast.
“We’re making an attempt to get our membership proper in order that once I do ask somebody they are saying ‘sure’ instantly, as a result of they will see what we’re doing.
“We have quite a lot of issues to repair up. A whole lot of issues.
“It is going to be nice. Bulldogs are an enormous membership, it is a fantastic membership. I do know it has been down for a very long time however it should flip round, I promise you.
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“It is not going to occur in a single day. I do not wish to be going out and asking coaches and them going, ‘I do not know, it will likely be too onerous’.”
The person everybody appears to be chasing is Penrith assistant Cameron Ciraldo. The Wests Tigers – who sacked Michael Maguire earlier this month – have reportedly tabled a five-year provide to Ciraldo.
A Information Corp report this week claims the Bulldogs will not attempt to compete with the Tigers, and can as a substitute go after Kristian Woolf.
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Woolf is teaching St Helens within the Tremendous League, in addition to the Tonga nationwide aspect that’s getting ready to tackle New Zealand this week. Woolf will then flip his consideration to main Tonga’s World Cup marketing campaign in October.
The 46-year-old is extremely rated, is placing collectively a glowing CV within the UK Tremendous League and is reported to be one of many prime targets to take the Warriors job for 2023 within the wake of Nathan Brown’s resignation.
Gould was requested immediately by podcast host Mat Thompson whether or not he’s chasing Woolf or not.
“I’ve not spoken to anybody about teaching the Bulldogs. The one one I spoke to was Mick Potter the day after Trent Barrett resigned, and mentioned ‘Mate are you able to assist us out for the remainder of the season’,” Gould mentioned.
“As I mentioned to that silly bloke Paul Gallen on 100% Footy the opposite evening… I mentioned ‘I’ll provide the fact – it may not be the reality that you really want’.
“Individuals don’t love the reality if it does not go well with their trigger or agenda. The reality is I am not speaking to anybody. We’re getting on with our job.”
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