Queensland Maroons supply Billy Slater three-year deal, State of Origin, Mal Meninga, Paul Inexperienced, QRL

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The Queensland Rugby League have tabled a multi-year supply to Billy Slater to educate the Maroons — however there’s outdoors issues he is probably not the best choice.

The Courier Mail studies the QRL supplied a two-year take care of an choice for a 3rd, however the Maroons should meet Slater’s asking value to ensure that the legendary fullback to just accept the supply.

New South Wales coach Brad Fittler is claimed to be on $350,000, whereas Inexperienced was paid slightly below $200,000.

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QRL chairman Bruce Hatcher confirmed to The Courier Mail that he was hopeful the 38-year-old would have accepted the supply final week however continues to be assured a deal will probably be achieved.

“The ball is in Billy’s court docket. He has to return again to us and settle for the place,” Hatcher mentioned.

“In Billy’s case, the QRL and his supervisor have to work out a deal.

“We’re a three-year contract, it will be two years with a one-year choice.

“Billy and his supervisor are those contemplating all points, so we simply have to attend.

“We’re fairly particular about what we’re ready to supply, it simply relies upon whether or not it’s acceptable or not and in any means, form or kind negotiable.

“That’s about the one factor standing within the street with Billy, we will’t drag this on indefinitely and make it a Dutch public sale.

“I hoped for a solution final week. I didn’t assume it will be this difficult, however I perceive managers do that for a dwelling and that there’s a market on the market.

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“I’ve spoken to Billy in regards to the job earlier than we made the supply and he was extremely excited.

“It’s a matter of the small print now. Billy has indicated he desires to do it, so the QRL would like to have him on board taking us into the longer term.

“However then he has a supervisor to take care of and Billy’s supervisor is pricing his product and telling the individuals in search of the product are you ready to pay this quantity?

“If issues don’t line up, then Billy has to just accept possibly there isn’t any deal.

“However I’m nonetheless assured Billy will probably be teaching the Maroons subsequent yr surrounded by some fairly highly effective skilled individuals.”

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The Day by day Telegraph’s Paul Crawley mentioned the transfer by the Maroons is a “enormous gamble” and Paul Kent is anxious Slater’s brilliance as a participant could not remodel into the teaching realm.

“I believe the jury’s out to be sincere,” Kent informed NRL 360.

“There’s little doubt that he’s received nice footy mind and he’s one of many greats of the sport however there’s no assure you go from being a fantastic participant into being a fantastic coach.

“I do know they’re copying the mannequin that Mal Meninga put in place however that’s nonetheless no assure of success. Mal was blessed with a uncommon class of gamers that got here by and dominated Origin.

“He’s fully untested as a coach. He’s not been a head coach apart from beneath 12s.”

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Nevertheless, James Hooper believes given Slater has learnt from the most effective, his restricted teaching expertise won’t matter.

“I might argue having come out of the Storm system and having performed the vast majority of his profession beneath Craig Bellamy, Billy’s a unique cat in that sense,” he informed NRL 360.

Whereas Slater is the primary alternative to interchange Paul Inexperienced as coach, the Maroons are reportedly additionally focused on locking in Mal Meninga as mentor.

They are going to want the ARL Fee to log off on Meninga taking over the position whereas nonetheless serving his place as Kangaroos coach.

However neither Kent or Hooper can see that occuring.

“Let’s bear in mind in 1985, the rebellion begun by Queensland in opposition to Terry Fearnly, who was the NSW and Australian coach, introduced within the rule that the Origin coach can by no means coach Australia. It was Queensland that insisted on that rule,” he mentioned.

Hooper added: “He can’t do each and it’s within the palms of the fee in the mean time. They’ll make the willpower on that.

“I couldn’t see them probably inexperienced lighting Mal being in his mentoring position on the Titans, teaching Australia and being an Adviser for the Maroons. It’s too many hats.”

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