Bennett sent packing in surprise Sydney swap?
NRL: Brisbane Broncos supercoach Wayne Bennett has reportedly been shopped to the Wests Tigers as a possible replacement for Ivan Cleary.
The seven-time premiership winner has been quietly offered to the Tigers after being told 2019 would be his last year in Brisbane.
Cleary is under contract at the Tigers until 2020 but the prospect of signing Bennett may mean they decide to cut ties following the 2019 season, allowing him to link up with his son Nathan at Penrith after being offered a lucrative deal to return to the Panthers as head coach.
Interestingly, Cleary and Bennett are managed by the same company - SFX Sports.
Michael Maguire has been linked with a move to the Broncos to replace Bennett after the 2019 season.
The Broncos have also been linked to Souths coach Anthony Seibold, who last week received the Dally M Coach of the Year gong and is about to enter the final year of his Rabbitohs deal.
Signing Bennett would be a significant coup by the Tigers despite the Broncos crashing out in week one of the finals in a massive upset by St George Illawarra.
Despite being on the verge of turning 70 and having been coaching for over 30 years at the top level, Bennett has repeatedly insisted that he’s not ready to retire just yet.
WHERE TO? Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has found himself under siege this week.