Written by Oliver Kellner-Dunk
Following an underwhelming season, Anthony Seibold has officially left the Brisbane Broncos, leaving the NRL’s biggest club without a coach for 2021.
Due to the club’s sub-standard season, there have been discussions amongst league fans for months on who will be the Broncos’ head coach next year.
The two overwhelming favourites, according to many punters are Kevin Walters and Paul Green.
Today we will be taking a look at both of these men, and why they would be the right choice for the role of head coach at the Brisbane Broncos in 2021 and beyond.
Current Queensland Origin coach Kevin Walters seems to be the favourite for the Broncos’ top role, and understandably so.
When Wayne Bennett signed with the Rabbitohs (originally for 2020), it was believed Walters had an interview with the organisation, but in the end, was not given the job.
Many Broncos fans would like to see Walters coach the football side, because of his status as a club legend, and the belief that he would reinstall a winning culture at Red Hill.
Walters may currently be Queensland’s head coach; however, is yet to take on the role at an NRL club, which is a much bigger task.
— Brisbane Broncos (@brisbanebroncos) August 26, 2020
NRL Premiership winning coach Paul Green parted ways with the Cowboys earlier this season, following a long and mostly successful tenure at the club.
His relationship with those at the Cowboys may have run its course, but that does not mean he isn’t capable of taking on the head coaching role at another club.
Green has a past with the Broncos too, both as a player, specialist coach and assistant coach.
Overall, Green was in the Broncos system between 2004 and 2012, a time in which the club won a premiership and consistently played finals football.
As previously mentioned he is a premiership-winning coach with the Cowboys in 2015 also.
The ability to lead a team to an NRL premiership, and first-hand experience at the Broncos while they played under a winning formula, could mean Paul Green is the perfect man for the head job.