Cronulla Sharks, Steve Value, Craig Fitzgibbon, teaching, future, contract, information, updates

Craig Fitzgibbon has a transparent plan for the Cronulla Sharks when he takes over the membership subsequent yr and it entails a former NRL coach.

The Sharks confirmed on Saturday morning that Warrington head coach Steve Value might be returning to the NRL as Fitzgibbon’s assistant.

Value gained a premiership with the Dragons in 2010 earlier than being promoted to the highest job in 2012.

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Steve Value throughout his teaching days on the Dragons. Pic: Gregg PorteousSupply: Information Restricted

He went to teach the membership for 2 years earlier than being let go in 2014.

Crucially Value has historical past with Cronulla having labored underneath Shane Flanagan after his stint on the Dragons, serving to the membership to its first premiership in 2016.

There have been a number of golf equipment keen on Value’s providers however he determined to hyperlink up with Fitzgibbon, who he is aware of effectively.

“I’m actually wanting ahead to working with Steve,” Fitzgibbon stated.

“Whereas we’ve identified one another for a while, the chance to work collectively is an thrilling one. The experiences he’s gathered and his love for the world and membership have been laborious to disregard.

“I believed Steve’s expertise within the NRL and within the Tremendous League as a head coach, added to the actual fact he was an assistant within the 2016 Sharks premiership, can be an asset for myself, Josh and Daniel and we stay up for pushing one another and creating as a training group.”


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Steve Value beforehand hung out at Cronulla. Image: Jonathan NgSupply: Information Corp Australia

Value will be a part of present interim head coach Josh Hannay and growth coach Daniel Holdsworth in Fitzgibbon’s teaching set-up for subsequent season.

“Steve had loads of choices after he made his resolution to return to Australia and we’re thrilled he selected the Sharks over the opposite golf equipment,” Sharks CEO Dino Mezzatesta stated.

His credentials are second to none and the Board and administration are happy to have secured his providers

“He has expressed his pleasure across the rebuild off the sphere and was additionally attracted by the roster being assembled underneath Craig, which made this teaching alternative on the Sharks particularly interesting.

“Steve has a spot in our historical past books as somebody concerned with our profitable group in 2016 and we have been delighted to have the ability to convey him residence and for him to be a part of what we’re constructing right here on the Sharks.”

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