Titans coach Neil Henry appears to be in his final days (hours?) as coach of the Gold Coast, with the NRL reportedly giving the go-ahead for the club to give him his marching orders.
According to Courier-Mail reporter Pete Badel, Henry’s exit will be officially decided at a board meeting in the coming days, and Maroons coach Kevin Walters is looming as an early option to win the job for 2018.
“The NRL own the Titans’ license; the Titans need the approval, financially, of the NRL bean-counters to make any transactions,” Badel told Fox Sports.
“The NRL has given the green light to pay out Neil Henry.”
As to his potential replacement, Badel added that, “I’m hearing that Kevin Walters is firming as a possible candidate.”
“The QRL have tonight told me that they won’t stand in the way of Kevin Walters taking the Titans job of he wants it.”
It’s probably poor etiquette to do too much speculating on Henry’s replacement before he’s actually been removed; not only is the body still warm, it’s also still employed.
No doubt the rumours will pick up once the spot is actually available, with the Titans’ imminent vacancy to be the only available head coaching gig in the NRL (for now..?).