#sports activities Trent Barrett ‘holds talks with the Dragons over assistant function’ after Bulldogs distress
Could Trent Barrett be BACK within the NRL subsequent season? Former Canterbury boss ‘holds talks with the Dragons over assistant function’ as younger coach appears to bounce again from his depressing spell on the Bulldogs
- Trent Barrett might make a return to the NRL as an assistant coach subsequent yr
- Barrett, 44, endured a dismal spell with Canterbury and was sacked this season
- Reports declare he has held talks with the Dragons over becoming a member of Anthony Griffin
Former Canterbury coach Trent Barrett might make a return to the sport subsequent yr amid experiences he has been interviewed for a place on the St George-Illawarra Dragons.
Barrett, 44, was dismissed from his publish on the Bulldogs after overseeing a poor run of outcomes, with soccer supervisor Phil Gould opting to take the membership in a special route.
And now News Corp experiences that Barrett is on a brief listing to affix Anthony Griffin’s teaching employees as an assistant in 2023, with the Dragons coach seeking to shake issues up.
Trent Barrett might make a shock return to the NRL with St George subsequent season
Barrett met Dragons chief govt Ryan Webb final week with the membership getting ready to interchange Peter Gentle, Mathew Head and James Graham after the trio had been sacked in current weeks.
The 44-year-old is conversant in the membership after spending three seasons at halfback with Illawarra earlier than switching to the Sharks and retiring in 2010.
‘There have been loads of folks placing their fingers up for the assistant jobs,’ Webb mentioned. ‘I do know Trent’s very extremely regarded as somebody who connects very nicely with gamers. He would not be on the quick listing if he wasn’t extremely revered.
Anthony Griffin is shaking up his backroom crew and Barrett was interviewed final week
The Dragons are eleventh on the ladder and have misplaced 4 of their final 5 video games
‘Does he have the qualities to go with our coach? As an assistant I feel he does so he is undoubtedly within the combine.
‘It’s the coach’s crew so it will likely be his resolution. We’ll take a look at what we predict he wants and Hook will do the identical.’
Barrett gained simply 5 of his 34 video games in control of the Bulldogs and was axed with two years left on his contract.
He impressed as Ivan Cleary’s assistant at Penrith, serving to develop the likes of Nathan Cleary and Jarome Luai into premiership winners.