Michael Carayannis , News Corp Australia Sports Newsroom
SOUTH Sydney have given Wayne Bennett the green light to stay on as Queensland coach next year. Bennett took on the Maroons position at short notice but given it was at the end of the season it did not impact his role at the Rabbitohs.
The veteran mentor will lead South Sydney for the final season next year and the club remain open to him keeping his Queensland position should he want to stay on.
“Once the series is complete and the scheduling for next season is understood, we’ll sit down with Wayne to see whether he has the appetite to coach Queensland again,” Rabbitohs boss Blake Solly said. “If he does want to and Queensland want him to we can work with the board and the coaching staff to put in a plan that allows him to coach Queensland and minimise any disruption at the Rabbitohs.”
Coach-in-waiting Jason Demetriou would easily step up in Bennett’s absence.