It took a while and much denial, spin, trickiness and much more but Anthony Seibold is now the coach of the Brisbane Broncos.
Initially signing on from 2020 only, an ongoing saga ensued as Wayne Bennett refused to budge.
In the end, the Broncos earlier confirmed that they would give Bennett sack after his refusal to take the swap on offer.
In the end, the long-serving coach is gone and Seibold is in.
The full Broncos statement is as follows:
“Anthony Seibold will join the Brisbane Broncos as coach effective immediately.
Seibold had already agreed to join the club as coach from 2020 onwards, but he will now coach for 2019 as well after the departure of Wayne Bennett.
Seibold has been granted an immediate release by South Sydney, and will be at the Broncos tomorrow for the first day of preseason training with the full squad in attendance.
The Broncos would again like to thank members, sponsors, corporate partners, players and staff for their patience and understanding through this period of transition.
We now look forward to the start of the 2019 NRL season.”