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Phil Gould and the Panthers are at the hunt for a brand new trainer after sacking Anthony Griffin. (AAP: Joel Carrett)
Penrith normal supervisor Phil Gould says the membership has had a dozen packages already to take over from sacked trainer Anthony Griffin, however the Panthers stay transparent on who they would like.
Panthers officers have spoken to West Tigers trainer Ivan Cleary — the daddy of Penrith half-back Nathan — prior to now few weeks.
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The Panthers also are fascinated by veteran super-coach Wayne Bennett, believing he’s a person who may ship their proficient squad an NRL identify within the momentary.
Gould mentioned on Tuesday the membership had gained a large number of packages since parting with Griffin past due on Monday afternoon.
“We have now already had 12 packages are available in a single day from other folks throughout the recreation,” Gould mentioned.
“Different assistant coaches or even some head coaches from different golf equipment.
“I believe we would be a highly regarded selection for a trainer who is in search of a powerful membership and a just right roster and nice amenities.”
Gould mentioned the membership had a transparent most popular choice.
Ivan Cleary is thought to be Penrith’s primary option to take over as head trainer. (AAP: Paul Miller)
That particular person is thought to be Cleary, in spite of the reality he’s on contract with the Tigers till the tip of 2020.
Gould refused to reply to questions linking Cleary with a go back to the membership 3 years after he was once sacked, however securing him would additionally be sure that they preserve gun half-back Nathan Cleary.
Each Cleary and his son Nathan have not too long ago said their want to paintings with each and every different sooner or later right through their profession.
The NSW Starting place half-back can start speaking to rival golf equipment from November 1 and holding him on the foot of the mountains would be the membership’s primary precedence.
“We have now a most popular trainer at this level however that is not to mention that is the one we will finally end up with,” Gould mentioned.
It’s understood the Panthers are fascinated by Bennett, whose long term at Brisbane is clouded.
Bennett is gotten smaller to the Broncos till the tip of subsequent 12 months however the membership has brazenly courted fellow big-name coaches Paul Inexperienced and Craig Bellamy in fresh months because it seems past that.
Seven-time premiership winner Bennett, 68, has unsuccessfully sought an extension and is alleged to be taking into consideration an early go out and Gould himself ultimate week mentioned Bennett’s place on the Broncos in 2019 was once untenable.
Bennett and Gould are mentioned to have a strained dating however Panthers leader government Brian Fletcher on Tuesday mentioned there was once no explanation why the pair could not paintings in combination.
Gould spoke undoubtedly about the potential for operating with Bennett, however refused to be drawn on hypothesis.
“That’d be amusing would it? Crikey. May he paintings with me?
“I am not speaking about folks, that is ridiculous.
“I have no idea what Wayne is doing on the Broncos this present day. I have no idea what the Broncos are doing both.
“It has got not anything to do with us.”