The conclusion of the 2016 season saw just one coach fall on his sword, Warriors coach Andrew McFadden, but left a number of coaches skating on thin ice in 2017.
Stephen Kearney makes his return to the NRL coaching ranks replacing McFadden at the Warriors, after a some what successful coaching reign as the New Zealand head coach.
The untouchable coach is always going to be the coach who just won the NRL premiership and it will come no surprise to anybody that Shane Flanagan holds the No.1 ranking (spoiler alert) the question is can he now back it up?
2017 brings the possibility of at least 5 coaches who could potentially face the axe sooner rather then later if there 2017 campaign doesn’t go to plan.
So how is the NRL coaching circle shaping up ahead of 2017?
We rank every coach in the competition 1-16, rank 1 means safe as houses and 16 means you are dead man walking.