Former NSW Origin coach, and rugby league’s leading commentator Phil Gould is currently considering whether or not to take up a coaching role with the North Queensland Cowboys.

The Nine Network was told by Gould last night that he’d held discussions with the struggling Cowboys team, who finished a disappointing second last in 2010.

“The short answer is I have been approached, yes,” Gould said.

“I’ve had a meeting with the chairman Laurence Lancini and the football manager Peter Parr, mainly as part of their review of this season.

“I went down to Canberra on Friday before the Canberra game (semi-final against West Tigers) and met with (coach) Neil (Henry) for a couple of hours, we had a good chat.

“I’ve spoken to him (Henry) again today. When the grand final is over I’ll fly to Townsville, sit down with management and Neil Henry and if we can see a pathway forward and there is something I can help them with …”

It is still unclear as to exactly what type of job Gould will accept at the Cowboys.

His expected role however, should he agree to work with the Cowboys will be Director of Coaching, and so he’ll help out Neil Henry in certain aspects of the coaching fields.

Gould said that he wanted to see how the players reacted with their current coach Neil Henry before he made any decision about joining the club.

The Cowboys who have struggled in recent seasons and finished second last, only finishing above the Melbourne Storm who lost all of their points due to their salary cap breach in 2010 – whilst failing to make the finals in both 2008 and 2009.

Gould’s last full-time coaching position with a current NRL side was way back in 1999 when he was the coach of the Sydney Roosters.

By ricky

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