The Brisbane Broncos have confirmed the appointment of Souths mentor Anthony Seibold as coach from 2020.
The announcement ends the NRL coaching merry-go-round that’s been spinning for weeks.
Seibold’s appointment was rubber stamped by the Brisbane board on Tuesday night.
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Broncos Chairman Karl Morris says Seibold was the most outstanding candidate among a high field of contenders which included Maroons Origin coach Kevin Walters and current assistanct coach Jason Demetriou.
“We have been through a robust process and interviewed a number of high-calibre coaches,” Morris said.
“Anthony was a stand-out. His football knowledge is exceptional, as is his thinking and process around people management.
Seibold was awarded the 2018 Dally M Coach of the Year award after taking the Rabbitohs to a preliminary final in his first year at the helm.
Broncos CEO Paul White says Seibold’s appointment is about looking after the long-term future of the club.
“Anthony is one of the best young coaches in the game and having him for 2020 is a huge win for our members, players, staff, sponsors and fans,” White said.
The club insists Wayne Bennett will see out the final year of his contract with the Broncos before he takes over at South Sydney, ruling out a potential job swap before the 2019 season.