New contender emerges for Sea Eagles gig
Jason Taylor has thrown his hat into the ring for the Manly coaching job - and may just prove the dark horse in the race.
With Michael Maguire knocking the Sea Eagles back last week and assistant coach John Cartwright seemingly out of favour, Taylor is in with a real chance.
The former goalkicking halfback has plenty of experience and his stocks have risen in the wake of the Roosters’ grand final win, where he was attacking coach.
Prior to that, he had mixed stints as head coach of Parramatta, Souths and Wests Tigers.
Ironically, the Roosters demoted Taylor just before the finals for 2019 to coaching Manly’s former arch rivals North Sydney in the NSW Cup.
Taylor will be replaced as Trent Robinson’s assistant coach by Adam O’Brien, who joins the Roosters after 11 seasons at Melbourne.