Although former Cronulla Sharks head coach Shane Flanagan is unlikely to coach within the NRL again, it is understood a number of English Super League are showing interest in him.
The 53-year-old was de-registered for an indefinite period after evidence surfaced that the 2016 premiership coach had stayed in contact with Cronulla management and coaches throughout the 2014 season in contravention of his 12-month suspension for his role in the club’s 2013 supplements scandal.
NRL CEO Todd Greenberg fell just short of confirming that Flanagan would coach in the NRL again.
“We considered Shane’s response and determined the decision to cancel his registration stands, ff he applies to be registered with the NRL sometime in the future, it will be considered. Goldeberg added
“But no one should expect to see Mr Flanagan back in an official capacity in the game for some time.”
Those words have not however scared away English Super League clubs from contacting Flanagan on possible job offers, some as head coach for 2020 or management of football department roles, as name is held in high regard, despite his latest dramas.
More to come……