England Head Coach Wayne Bennett has signed a two-year deal with South Sydney Rabbitohs from 2020 through to the end of 2021.
With current Rabbitohs Head Coach Anthony Seibold increasingly likely to move the other way, Souths have moved to secure Bennett’s signature.
The signing is a major coup for the Rabbitohs with Bennett widely regarded as one of the best coaches of all time.
“Wayne is one of the best, if the not the best, Rugby League coaches of all time and we are excited to see what he can bring to our club,” said Shane Richardson, South Sydney’s general manager of football.
“His football record is second-to-none and his reputation as a leader is also of the highest order.
“Here he will have the opportunity to work with some of the best senior and up-and-coming talent in the game, which from our discussions over the past few weeks I know he is excited about.
“He will also have the opportunity to work as a head coach with a strong coaching, football and administration staff around him that are all pushing in the one direction, The Rabbitoh Way.
“Anthony has done a great job at our club over the past two years however his hesitance to extend his contract with us, an offer which has been on the table since June, led the club to explore other options.”