Gould won 14 of 24 games in charge of the NSW team during two separate coaching stints between 1992 and 2004.
The City Origin coach is the hot early favourite for the role. A former NSW skipper, Fittler is an Origin legend
Long considered a dark horse for the job, the former Manly mentor is well credentialed and still in the mix.
He’s the Blues’ greatest ever player and an Immortal of the game.