General Who will coach the Warriors 2020???

Who do you want to coach the Warriors?

  • Nathan Brown

    Votes: 10 4.9%
  • Geoff Toovey

    Votes: 27 13.2%
  • Craig Fitzgibbon

    Votes: 39 19.0%
  • Shane Flanagan

    Votes: 26 12.7%
  • Anthony Griffin

    Votes: 45 22.0%
  • Kevin Walters

    Votes: 1 0.5%
  • Walker brothers

    Votes: 16 7.8%
  • John Cartwright

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Shaun Wane

    Votes: 24 11.7%
  • Todd Payton

    Votes: 7 3.4%
  • Stacey Jones

    Votes: 2 1.0%
  • Tony Iro

    Votes: 5 2.4%
  • Kristain Woolf

    Votes: 24 11.7%
  • Wayne Bennett

    Votes: 31 15.1%
  • Michael McGuire

    Votes: 15 7.3%
  • Justin Morgan

    Votes: 2 1.0%
  • Daniel Anderson

    Votes: 3 1.5%
  • Craig Bellamy

    Votes: 40 19.5%

  • Total voters
    205

mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Jun 21, 2012
22,347
Mt. Wellington, Auckland
Nathan Brown could be early front-runner for Warriors coaching job
Matt Encarnacion
14:41, Jun 21 2020
Nathan Brown, tipped to become the Warriors' next longterm head coach, has a 42.4 per cent winning percentage as a NRL coach.

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Nathan Brown, tipped to become the Warriors' next longterm head coach, has a 42.4 per cent winning percentage as a NRL coach.

Nathan Brown could headline a list of candidates to fill the Warriors' vacant head coaching role as a long line of potential successors rushed to contact the club following the shock sacking of Stephen Kearney.

The Warriors on Sunday begin the search to replace Kearney, who was unceremoniously dumped after the club's underwhelming start to the season.

The likes of former Penrith coach Anthony Griffin, Sydney Roosters deputy Craig Fitzgibbon, and Melbourne No 2 Jason Ryles are all also expected to be in the mix.

However, Brown, the former Newcastle and St George Illawarra mentor, could be the early frontrunner, having been brought on as a consultant over the pre-season.

Warriors CEO Cameron George refused to confirm whether Brown, who himself was dumped as Newcastle coach last August, would be considered for the role.

"You'd have to ask Nathan. I'm not going to sit here and say whether he's a candidate or not. You'd have to ask those individuals," George said.

"At the end of the day, myself and our owners will sit down and work out who and when we talk to people and make that decision at the appropriate time.

"We've got to control the situation. No doubt we'll be linked to a myriad of people, which is fair enough.

"At the end of the day, we've got to get this right and we'll take whatever process we need to, to give us the best shot at getting it right.

"That's the most important thing for me."

However George, who said he didn't sound out any other coaches before sacking Kearney, did confirm to NewstalkZB on Sunday that he had been contacted by a "dozen people'' who were interested in taking over at the Auckland-based club.

"There's no way in this world I would have gone and spoken to another coach behind Stephen's back," George told NewstalkZB.

"We have a very capable person in Todd Payten to step in as an interim until such time we undergo a process to see who is out there.

"Overnight I would have had a dozen people contact me around the role. People wanting to put their hand up for the job isn't a problem. We just have to make sure we follow due process and take our time to find the best possible person for the role."

The Warriors' brutal call to axe Kearney is set to cost them a reported $2 million, given the former New Zealand coach was in the first 12 months of a three-year extension.

That figure would take up over a third of this year's football department cap, which is believed to be soft capped at $5.7 million.

But George indicated club owner Mark Robinson, whose firm Autex Industries took sole ownership late last year, would wear the costs.

"Whilst we never like to have these discussions, we're very comfortable commercially, which are very confidential," he said.

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Head coach Stephen Kearney has been sacked by the Warriors.

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Head coach Stephen Kearney has been sacked by the Warriors.

"We're comfortable where we've reached a middle ground."

George, who said he didn't regret handing Kearney an extension, suggested Robinson played a key role in the coach's demise.

"You never make a bad decision at the time, do you," George said.

"Hindsight will always educate you on those, and in this situation I never doubted that that was the right decision for the club at the time to do so.

"We've had three different owners in two-and-a half years as well, and we've all got a different vision of what the future looks like.

"We are where we are now because we're making a decision about our future."

 

Noitall

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 21, 2019
751
I've got a sinking feeling we're going to get Toovey with Lowe as director of coaching after reading Lowe endorse Toovey. All the recent events are adding up.
 
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matiunz

All Out!
Contributor
Jul 15, 2013
6,992
Sydney
Fitzgibbon has the potential to be a Cleary or Anderson in terms of an up and comer needing a shot- it is a risk to appoint a rookie though, Kearney was a great assistant after all...
Wane is the other that could be interesting but again the risk with Superleague
 

Hardyman's Yugo

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 2, 2017
2,210
Lancashire, England
Nathan Brown could be early front-runner for Warriors coaching job
Matt Encarnacion
14:41, Jun 21 2020
Nathan Brown, tipped to become the Warriors' next longterm head coach, has a 42.4 per cent winning percentage as a NRL coach.' next longterm head coach, has a 42.4 per cent winning percentage as a NRL coach.

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Nathan Brown, tipped to become the Warriors' next longterm head coach, has a 42.4 per cent winning percentage as a NRL coach.

Nathan Brown could headline a list of candidates to fill the Warriors' vacant head coaching role as a long line of potential successors rushed to contact the club following the shock sacking of Stephen Kearney.

The Warriors on Sunday begin the search to replace Kearney, who was unceremoniously dumped after the club's underwhelming start to the season.

The likes of former Penrith coach Anthony Griffin, Sydney Roosters deputy Craig Fitzgibbon, and Melbourne No 2 Jason Ryles are all also expected to be in the mix.

However, Brown, the former Newcastle and St George Illawarra mentor, could be the early frontrunner, having been brought on as a consultant over the pre-season.

Warriors CEO Cameron George refused to confirm whether Brown, who himself was dumped as Newcastle coach last August, would be considered for the role.

"You'd have to ask Nathan. I'm not going to sit here and say whether he's a candidate or not. You'd have to ask those individuals," George said.

"At the end of the day, myself and our owners will sit down and work out who and when we talk to people and make that decision at the appropriate time.

"We've got to control the situation. No doubt we'll be linked to a myriad of people, which is fair enough.

"At the end of the day, we've got to get this right and we'll take whatever process we need to, to give us the best shot at getting it right.

"That's the most important thing for me."

However George, who said he didn't sound out any other coaches before sacking Kearney, did confirm to NewstalkZB on Sunday that he had been contacted by a "dozen people'' who were interested in taking over at the Auckland-based club.

"There's no way in this world I would have gone and spoken to another coach behind Stephen's back," George told NewstalkZB.

"We have a very capable person in Todd Payten to step in as an interim until such time we undergo a process to see who is out there.

"Overnight I would have had a dozen people contact me around the role. People wanting to put their hand up for the job isn't a problem. We just have to make sure we follow due process and take our time to find the best possible person for the role."

The Warriors' brutal call to axe Kearney is set to cost them a reported $2 million, given the former New Zealand coach was in the first 12 months of a three-year extension.

That figure would take up over a third of this year's football department cap, which is believed to be soft capped at $5.7 million.

But George indicated club owner Mark Robinson, whose firm Autex Industries took sole ownership late last year, would wear the costs.

"Whilst we never like to have these discussions, we're very comfortable commercially, which are very confidential," he said.

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Head coach Stephen Kearney has been sacked by the Warriors.

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Head coach Stephen Kearney has been sacked by the Warriors.

"We're comfortable where we've reached a middle ground."

George, who said he didn't regret handing Kearney an extension, suggested Robinson played a key role in the coach's demise.

"You never make a bad decision at the time, do you," George said.

"Hindsight will always educate you on those, and in this situation I never doubted that that was the right decision for the club at the time to do so.

"We've had three different owners in two-and-a half years as well, and we've all got a different vision of what the future looks like.

"We are where we are now because we're making a decision about our future."

If that article is correct and there wasn’t a break option in Kearneys contract, I wouldn’t want to be in Cameron George’s shoes when the owner reminds him how much he personally has shelled out.
 

Tony Martin

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 4, 2016
642
I voted griffin because I didn’t read it properly. Ideally Fitzgibbon would be my ideal coach, a lot of good things have been said about him. Realistically From the list of mediocre who will want to come I’ll go with Hook. Who doesn’t actually have that bad a record
 

blue bells

1st Grade Fringe
Contributor
Sep 15, 2017
659
I voted griffin because I didn’t read it properly. Ideally Fitzgibbon would be my ideal coach, a lot of good things have been said about him. Realistically From the list of mediocre who will want to come I’ll go with Hook. Who doesn’t actually have that bad a record
Yea i was going to go Fitz aswell but after the talk we had in the Kearney thread i just dont see him coming here at all, not with three other clubs potentially needing head coaches in the next few weeks and them being based in Aus lol
 

kos

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 16, 2013
524
Hook Griffin.
Broncos 2011/2014 101 games 54 wins.
Penrith 2016/2018 same sort of stat.
Is it fair to say he built today’s Penrith team? Got punted from Penrith due to Gus Gould having various insecurities.
Still only 53 years old.
I wonder whether he would relate up our kiwi players although I note this year we actually have a lot more aussies in our side.

Nathan Brown. Rebuilt the Knights. Created the 2020 successful Knights side.

Todd Payten .. lets see what he can do as well. Tuesday’s team naming very interesting.

Graham Lowe 73 years old say no more.

Toovey. Nobody has offered him a coaching gig since Manly.


And Mooks. Good luck to you. You are a good man and showed quality leadership skills through all the covid 19 issues. The club should have let you go at the end of this season in a dignified way and had a replacement ready at preseason. Anyway Mooks enjoy your family. Mate many of us get fired. It’s a learning curve.
 

Hardyman's Yugo

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 2, 2017
2,210
Lancashire, England
Fitzgibbon has the potential to be a Cleary or Anderson in terms of an up and comer needing a shot- it is a risk to appoint a rookie though, Kearney was a great assistant after all...
Wane is the other that could be interesting but again the risk with Superleague
Wane won’t be getting paid a lot for what is a part time job as England coach, also no games will have been played in months. He comes across as a disciplinarian and I don’t think he stands for any messing about by the players. I’ve seen him play and heard him talk about the game and he is a genuine hard case whose career was curtailed by bad injuries. Also seems to promote youngsters, maybe because they are more inclined to knuckle down and follow his instructions

Downsides are it’s a step up in intensity and the obvious one about relocating, family etc..
 

wrighty

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 17, 2018
2,482
Todd Payton profile from wiki


Shortly after his retirement in 2011, Payten was announced as the head coach of the Wests Tigers' NYC team for 2012.[12] In his first season as coach, the Tigers finished 4th in the regular season. They went on to win all their post-season games, including beating pre-game favourite Canberra Raiders 46-6 in the grand final.[13][14] He coached the side again 2013, before moving into an assistant coaches role with the Tigers' NRL side in 2014.

In 2013, Payten made his representative coaching debut, as his New South Wales Under-18 team defeated Queensland 56-6.[15] He coached the side again in 2014, with New South Wales winning 24-10.

In October 2014, Payten joined the North Queensland Cowboys as their NYC head coach for the 2015 season and assistant to head coach Paul Green's NRL side.[16] On 4 October 2015, Payten was a member of the Cowboys' coaching staff in the side's 17-16 Grand Final victory over the Brisbane Broncos.

On 8 August 2018, Payten signed with the New Zealand Warriors as an assistant coach for the 2019 season, replacing his former Raiders' teammate Andrew McFadden.[17]

On 20 June 2020, Payten was appointed caretaker head coach of the New Zealand Warriors following the sacking of Stephen Kearney.
 

blue bells

1st Grade Fringe
Contributor
Sep 15, 2017
659
Todd Payton profile from wiki


Shortly after his retirement in 2011, Payten was announced as the head coach of the Wests Tigers' NYC team for 2012.[12] In his first season as coach, the Tigers finished 4th in the regular season. They went on to win all their post-season games, including beating pre-game favourite Canberra Raiders 46-6 in the grand final.[13][14] He coached the side again 2013, before moving into an assistant coaches role with the Tigers' NRL side in 2014.

In 2013, Payten made his representative coaching debut, as his New South Wales Under-18 team defeated Queensland 56-6.[15] He coached the side again in 2014, with New South Wales winning 24-10.

In October 2014, Payten joined the North Queensland Cowboys as their NYC head coach for the 2015 season and assistant to head coach Paul Green's NRL side.[16] On 4 October 2015, Payten was a member of the Cowboys' coaching staff in the side's 17-16 Grand Final victory over the Brisbane Broncos.

On 8 August 2018, Payten signed with the New Zealand Warriors as an assistant coach for the 2019 season, replacing his former Raiders' teammate Andrew McFadden.[17]

On 20 June 2020, Payten was appointed caretaker head coach of the New Zealand Warriors following the sacking of Stephen Kearney.
Reading that makes it look like the guy has never lost a game lol
 

Tim burgess

1st Grade Fringe
May 20, 2012
1,181
Wane would be a gamble buy no worse then other names listed.
It's going to be interesting who gets the job.

Whilst Griffen record is good I am not sure if he's right for the Warriors. He should still be coaching at Penrith.
 
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