NSW coach Brad Fitler has refused to stop speculation that he may end up in the Bulldogs, saying he has left “every door open”.
The Bulldogs’ season has sunk further after the club sacked Trent Barrett 30-18 on Friday night near Penrith.
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Belmore officials are looking for a new coach, and fitler’s close relationship with general manager Phil Gould is a potential fit for the three-time Origin-winning coach job, despite media obligations to Nine and his current position at NSW.
Penrith’s assistant Cameron Siraldo is reportedly at the top of the Bulldogs’ list of favorites, spending time with an assistant while at the Gold Panthers.
I’m talking The Sydney Morning HeraldFitler refused to give up coaching the Bulldogs at some point, despite having one more year left in his contract with NSW and Nine.
“I will never cancel anything,” Fitler said. Herald.
“But at the moment, you asked me to describe what my two best jobs as a child would be, one would be commenting on rugby league and the other would be coaching originals. I am doing those two things now.
“Nothing will be done while I do these two things.”
Fitler added: “I have left every door open.”
It is understood that Fitler will change his tune if he is offered a “good offer to reject”, but for now he is content to try to claim his fourth State of the Origin series as a Blues coach.
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