Wayne Bennett's Fall From Broncos' Grace
The NSW south-coast could be turning into Wayne's World... again.
Wayne Bennett was once touted as the greatest coach in the NRL, but recent history has not been so kind.
The drama surrounding who will coach the Broncos next year has dominated footy headlines, and the reluctance of the board to make a decision has caused unnecessary drama for Bennett and his team.
"Any distraction is a concern for me, it's just not what good football teams need," he said.
"It's up to the board now and the CEO to make their decisions. I'm not making it for them this time, I made it easy for them last time."
'Last time' refers to 2008, when Bennett left the Broncos after doubt was cast over his future at the club, taking up a tenure with the St George Illawarra Dragons.
History looks to be repeating itself.
After a blistering start to the season, the Dragons have seen an incredible dip in form -- one that has reportedly left current coach Paul McGregor on thin ice with the higher-ups.
The Courier reports the Dragons' board have privately discussed the return of Bennett, hoping to emulate the success he had with the club as 2010 Premiers.
Bennett holds the record for most premierships won by a coach -- seven -- and for years it seemed as though whatever Bennett touched turned to gold.
But with the Brisbane Broncos far from a certain place in the finals this season, Bennett's time with the club looks to be coming to a sad end.