Cronulla serious about signing Craig Fitzgibbon, Craig Bellamy and Cameron Ciraldo


Rugby league nice Phil Gould has revealed the Cronulla Sharks are “serious” about touchdown a famous person teaching trio consisting of Roosters assistant Craig Fitzgibbon, Penrith assistant Cameron Ciraldo and Storm coach Craig Bellamy.

The Sharks are at the moment in the course of a contract standoff with present coach John Morris, who’s off-contract on the finish of the season, and held a 90-minute disaster assembly on Monday after experiences linking the membership to Fitzgibbon emerged on the weekend.

While Morris himself described the assembly as “encouraging” he was left and not using a direct reply on his future, with Gould attributing to the hold-out on the Sharks’ want to kind a training dream crew.

According to a Sydney Morning Herald report, Fitzgibbon would assume the position as Cronulla’s head coach, whereas Ciraldo can be his assistant. Bellamy, a three-time premiership-winning coach on the Storm, would oversee the duo as a training director.

“I’ve personally spoken to just about everyone involved in this,” Gould advised Nine’s 100% Footy.

“They’re all saying that nothing has been decided at the moment.

“There was a gathering right now between the Sharks administration and John Morris, to say that with all of the hypothesis happening within the media over the weekend, we have to deliver this to a head.

“They told John Morris he still is a contender for the job going forward.

“However, they’ve admitted they have a major curiosity in Craig Fitzgibbon and Cameron Ciraldo.

“They still remain with a significant interest of Craig Bellamy being a coaching director and overseeing the whole thing at the club.

“And nor would they deny that they might do all three and have Fitzgibbon, Ciraldo and Bellamy all on the membership on the one time.

“I said, ‘That’s a big package’, and they said, ‘Yes. We’re very serious’.”

The state of affairs has been a troublesome one for a variety of Sharks gamers and followers given Morris has led the membership to back-to-back finals appearances since taking on from Shane Flanagan at the beginning of the 2019 season.

Club veteran Aaron Woods final week stated Cronulla would wrestle to re-sign and lure gamers if the board didn’t decide quickly.

Cronulla legend Paul Gallen, an in depth pal of Morris, urged his former facet to decide as quickly as doable so they do not miss out on their window to signal gamers in the marketplace.

“If I was John Morris, I would say, ‘Back me, or sack me’,” Gallen advised 100% Footy.

“They need to back him or move on. I want to see a decision made ASAP for the Sharks fans, for the Sharks as a club and for the players.

“The very first thing you wish to know once you go to a membership is who the coach is.

“The Sharks have in excess of $3 million to spend next year. I know they’ve already missed out on Matt Burton because he didn’t know who the coach would be, that’s one reason.

“They must signal gamers. In the subsequent six weeks, lots of the massive gamers are going to be signed.

“We want to know who the coach is going to be.

“I’m sick of hypothesis. I’m sick of happening radio and TV and not understanding what’s occurring.”

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