Anthony Seibold is “paranoid to the back teeth about Kevin Walters” with the Broncos legend having a “huge uprising of support”, it has been claimed.
Seibold has been under huge pressure since the season restarted, with the club winning just one game — against the lowly Bulldogs — to leave his future in jeopardy.
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It comes amid a host of off-field incidents which have engulfed the club in the last week which includes the Kotoni Staggs revenge porn scandal, Tevita Pangai Jr’s COVID bubble breach to attend a barber’s shop and Darius Boyd quitting the club’s leadership group.
Seibold is on a leave of absence from the club to deal with a family issue. He is not expected to return to the club for the next fortnight.
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Now Channel 9 journalist Danny Weidler has suggested that he would be surprised if Seibold was coaching Brisbane at the start of next season.
“The changes will happen from the top,” Weidler said on100% Footy.
“On a professional front, he is paranoid to the back teeth about Kevin Walters. He thinks that Kevin Walters has got this huge uprising of support. The old boys, he will discuss that quite openly about people and that he’s worried about that.
“Paul Green is going to be firmly in the market to coach the Broncos as we’ve discussed before.
“But I think for his own wellbeing, Anthony Seibold needs to leave the Broncos and probably as soon as possible, so he can get on with his own life, look after his family and move forward from there.”
Pundit Phil Gould said he doubted that the Broncos could be reshaped under Seibold’s watch.
Gould claimed that Brisbane needed to move forward by focusing on developing their own talent in order to get back to the top of the ladder.
“I see very few of these situations over the years resurrected, it’s very hard to fight your way out of this particular, under the scrutiny and the pressure they’re under,” Gould said.
QLD State of Origin coach Kevin WaltersSource:News Corp Australia
“I just don’t see the development of the younger players as they used to be with the Broncos. They’re not as NRL ready when they come in, they’re education hasn’t been as strong as it’s been in the past eras. And that’s where they’ve been caught short.
“They’ve imported players like Lodge and other players like (Anthony) Milford and Pangai were not Broncos kids, they were recruited to the club.
“I’m not seeing the developed Bronco coming through as ready as he used to be. They’ve got to go back and revisit all of that because that’s the only way for long term sustainable success.”
Originally published asNRL coach ‘paranoid to the back teeth’
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