Anthony Seibold has revealed the position Phil Gould performed in convincing him to not give up NRL teaching after a disastrous stint in Brisbane.
Seibold has taken the reins of Manly this yr, the third membership he has been head coach at, after beginning with the Rabbitohs earlier than his ill-fated transfer to Pink Hill.
The Broncos made the finals in his first yr in cost in 2019, however ended the marketing campaign with a 58-0 quarter-final thumping by the hands of Parramatta.
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Issues went downhill quick and Seibold was sacked in the midst of the next season, because the membership sunk to its first ever picket spoon.
Amid the horror Seibold was bashed from pillar to put up, with many laying the blame for Brisbane’s demise solely on the coach’s ft.
“There was definitely a time after my earlier head coach expertise that I assumed possibly I did not need to be a head coach once more,” Seibold informed 9News on Tuesday.
However whereas a lot of the sport was tearing him down, Seibold discovered an ally in Bulldogs supremo and revered former coach Gould.
“Phil was actually beneficiant along with his time after I was teaching the Broncos,” Seibold revealed.
“There was one time I spent a full day at Phil’s home… speaking with probably the greatest minds within the sport for the very best a part of six or seven hours.
“There was a message he stated to me after I completed up on the Broncos, it was round, ‘do not disguise behind the curtains’ – the message I took was although (it had been) a very difficult time, get again on the market and maintain your head excessive.”
After his nightmare stint in Brisbane, Seibold went to England to assist Eddie Jones coach the nationwide rugby crew.
He was given England rugby’s blessings late final yr to take up a suggestion from the Sea Eagles.
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