DAVID RICCIO CHIEF SPORTS WRITER
The Sunday Telegraph
September 21, 2014 12:00AM
THE Wests Tigers’ plan to replace Mick Potter will take its most significant step on Sunday when St Helens coach Nathan Brown is interviewed for the vacant position.
Brown is one of eight coaches set to be interviewed to replace Potter, who was sacked last Wednesday after 22 months at the helm of the merged-club.
Other coaches on a short-list drawn up by the new Wests Tigers board, including former Broncos mentor Anthony Griffin, Jason Taylor and David Kidwell, are also set to be interviewed. Former Gold Coast coach John Cartwright has also been mentioned as a possible contender for the position.
At 29, Brown was one of the youngest men to coach in the NRL when the club’s former hooker took over the Dragons — he would spend six seasons in charge.Brown, who ironically was anointed on Saturday by Potter as someone he would like see get the job, has spent the past six years plying his trade in the UK Super League with success, taking former club Huddersfield to the 2009 Challenge Cup final. This year, he guided St Helens to the minor premiership.
“I think all the names that have been tossed up would be good for the organisation,’’ Potter said. “But I know Nathan pretty well and I think his experience, now that he’s been at Saints and Huddersfield with that time — he’s had to develop as a coach and he would do a great job.’’
Brown is expected to appear before the Tigers management in Sydney via a video hook-up from the UK.
Wests Tigers chief executive Grant Mayer said in a press statement when announcing Potter’s termination that the club wants to appoint a new coach no later than October 27.