Trent Barrett‘s seat isn’t even cold yet, but that doesn’t mean that plans aren’t afoot to appoint his replacement.
According to Fox Sports, former Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire is expected to be appointed Manly’s next head coach, whenever Barrett’s resignation is officially confirmed.
The report suggests that Maguire – who’s currently working as head coach of the Kiwis – is “all but guaranteed” to land the job.
Given that Maguire’s previous NRL head coaching experience came at the Rabbitohs – one of the game’s most professional clubs – it’ll be interesting to see how he finds the working conditions that Barrett found unacceptable.
Maguire has coached 153 NRL games for the Rabbitohs, with a career winning percentage of 55.6%.