Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has shut down speak of a return to the NSW Origin area, declaring he is not .
Amid speak present Blues coach Brad Fittler faces the axe after shedding three of the previous 4 sequence, Bellamy has been floated as a chance.
Canberra coach Ricky Stuart, NSW assistant and ex-Dragons coach Paul McGregor and even former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika have additionally been touted as prospects.
With one match within the present Origin sequence remaining subsequent month and the Blues trailing 0-2, Fitter’s future shall be determined by a NSWRL overview.
The NSWRL is reportedly once more contemplating membership mentors after its current desire for non-aligned coaches similar to Fittler.
However Bellamy gave a resolute “no” when requested about his curiosity in returning to the place he held for 3 sequence from 2008-2010 – shedding annually to Queensland.
“No,” he stated on Thursday when requested about any Origin curiosity.
“Freddy (Fittler) is NSW coach and that is how it’s and the way it needs to be.
“He is nonetheless bought a recreation to go and a job to do and hopefully they may get a win.”
Whereas he solely managed two wins from 9 video games whereas on the Origin helm, Bellamy has coached 538 video games.
The 63-year-old additionally has a deep data of former Storm star Billy Slater, now the Queensland coach.
Slater was on Thursday aiding the Storm gamers to regulate to Marvel Stadium, the place they may host Penrith on Friday night time.
Bellamy might additionally assist unpick top-shelf Maroons minds Cameron Munster and Harry Grant, who had been integral on this 12 months’s sequence win.
However throughout his final NSW stint the coach spoke of his unease about teaching towards his personal gamers – amongst them Slater, Cameron Smith, Greg Inglis and Cooper Cronk.
The thought of being a training advisor to the NSW coach, whether or not it is Fittler or another person, was additionally floated however Bellamy once more resisted the concept.
“No, I am coach of Storm for this 12 months and subsequent 12 months and that is all I’m concentrating on.”
Earlier than taking over the Queensland function this 12 months Slater stated he felt Bellamy’s teaching model was not a pure match for Origin.
“I feel he solely is aware of the a method (to educate),” Slater stated in 2020.
“I simply assume Craig’s a method of coach that basically succeeds within the NRL area with the consistency, having his crew for a protracted time frame.
“In Origin, you simply must get a bunch of men collectively and get them enjoying for one another.”
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