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Kevin Walters to get the nod as Brisbane Broncos coach

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27th September, 2020

Brisbane appear set to appoint club legend Kevin Walters as their head coach from 2021 with an announcement expected on Wednesday.

The position is set to be finalised at a board meeting on Monday with Walters beating out former North Queensland coach Paul Green for the job.

The Daily Telegraph is reporting Walters will take over at his former club from next season with Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy supervising in a coaching director role from 2022.

Last week Bellamy said he would retire from his role as a NRL coach at the end of his current contract, which expires at the end of year.

He also confirmed he is keeping his options open in terms of the Broncos – who he has already turned down twice for a head coaching role.

Walters, who played 241 games for the Broncos, is understood to be the preferred choice above Green to turn the club’s culture around.

It comes just days after the Broncos claimed the first wooden spoon in the club’s history in a horror season that saw the departure of head coach Anthony Seibold.

Walters has previously said he would not abandon his commitment as Queensland coach before this year’s State of Origin series in November.

However, should he be appointed as Broncos coach the Maroons will need to look elsewhere for a replacement for the 2021 series.