Cowboys not chasing Bennett as Broncos take serious pursuit
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On the latest development surrounding Bennett, Brisbane chief executive Paul White confirmed the Broncos had spoken to the respected mentor about his plans for 2012.
While there is little doubt heading ‘‘ home’’ to Brisbane would appeal to Bennett, Tinkler’s millions and the challenge of taking on the struggling Knights would also be tempting.
With the Cowboys and South Sydney believed to be out of the race for the seventime premiership winner, Bennett is likely to end up at either the Broncos or Newcastle.
With either destination likely to be the last stop in what has been a wonderful coaching career, Bennett would be keen to ensure whichever club did land him would be in position to make a genuine challenge for the title in the near future.
With Dragons fullback Darius Boyd likely to follow him, Bennett would be ensured of at least one top-line recruit.
Tinkler has already stated his desire to sign the likes of NSW Origin representatives Kade Snowden and Jamal Idris should he get over the line.
But Bennett’s pulling power and Darren Lockyer’s impending retirement would no doubt leave the Broncos in position to strengthen their squad, with players willing to accept less money to play under the supercoach.