Sport Craig Bellamy to turn down Brisbane Broncos and re-sign with Melbourne Storm, says Gorden Tallis

00:32  08 june  2018
00:32  08 june  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

Craig Bellamy declares he won't replace Wayne Bennett at the Brisbane Broncos in 2019

  Craig Bellamy declares he won't replace Wayne Bennett at the Brisbane Broncos in 2019 Off-contract Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has publicly declared he will not coach the Brisbane Broncos in 2019. Speculation Bellamy could replace his former boss Wayne Bennett next season has been swirling for several weeks, with the Broncos forced to admit they recently met with the Storm coach to discuss a possible move to the club.Bellamy is currently weighing a three-year offer to stay at the Melbourne Storm but is yet to make a decision on his future.Bennett is contracted until the end of 2019, complicating Bellamy’s possible return to Red Hill.

Brisbane Broncos legend Gorden Tallis has added his voice to the chorus of past players and pundits to speculate on Melbourne Storm boss Craig Bellamy ’s future.

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy will reportedly reject a big-money deal from the Brisbane Broncos to remain at the Storm . Brisbane Broncos re - sign teenage prop Payne Haas on multi-million dollar deal.

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Brisbane Broncos legend Gorden Tallis has added his voice to the chorus of past players and pundits to speculate on Melbourne Storm boss Craig Bellamy’s future.

Media reports last Sunday declared the premiership-winning coach had decided to reject a reported three-year, $5million offer from the Brisbane Broncos and ink a similar three-year extension to stay in Melbourne.

But Bellamy, who last week publicly declared he would not coach the Broncos in 2019 because Bennett is already contracted for next season, remains conflicted over his decision according to multiple reports.

Bellamy decision set to come after Broncos

  Bellamy decision set to come after Broncos Melbourne aren't expecting Craig Bellamy to announce his future before Sunday when the Storm host Brisbane, the other NRL club chasing the coach.Melbourne aren't expecting in-demand coach Craig Bellamy to declare his future before the Storm takes on Brisbane, the other NRL club vying for his services.

The Storm coach will use Melbourne ’s bye next week to give the biggest decision in his coaching career some proper thought with him family ‘’I haven’t been made an offer from Brisbane ,’’ Bellamy said . ‘’I sat down and had a chat with Paul White ( Broncos CEO) and that’s basically as far as it went.

Craig Bellamy has joked he didn’t go into Melbourne ’s NRL clash with Brisbane thinking he’d sign to coach the winning team next season. Final score Melbourne Storm 32 Brisbane Broncos 16.

Tallis suspects his former coach Bennett had applied pressure on the Broncos, who were forced to publicly admit they met with Bellamy last month.

“It was strange that Wayne Bennett … I reckon he probably pulled the trigger on Brisbane because he wants to know his future as well,” Tallis told Fox Sports’ The Late Show With Matty Johns.

“I don’t think it’s fair on either club, so Craig for Melbourne Storm, I reckon they need a decision soon because they need to start planning on either retaining players, buying new players.

“And if you’re going to go out there in the market, they (players) want to know who the coach is as well.

Fireworks expected as Bellamy and Bennett face off

  Fireworks expected as Bellamy and Bennett face off All eyes will be on the rival coaches Craig Bellamy and Wayne Bennett as Melbourne meets Brisbane at AAMI Park.Intrigue continues to surround the identity of the Broncos’ coach for 2019, with Craig Bellamy yet to commit to the Storm amid rumours he will replace Wayne Bennett in Brisbane.

Brisbane Broncos legend Gorden Tallis has added his voice to the chorus of past players and pundits to speculate on Melbourne Storm boss Craig Bellamy ’s future. Media reports last Sunday declared the premiership-winning coach had decided to reject a reported

The Melbourne Storm will reportedly confirm the re - signing of coach Craig Bellamy on Sunday.

“But I think he’ll stay in Melbourne, if you asked me to put some money on it I’d say Craig Bellamy will stay in Melbourne.”

The Storm have reportedly issued Bellamy an ultimatum to make a decision on their three-year offer amid persistent rumours he could still join the Broncos in 2019.

Bellamy said before the bye week he would take time out to make a decision on his future but the 58-year-old is no closer to deciding whether he’ll extend his 16-year Storm tenure.

He appeared at a sportsman’s lunch alongside Bennett at Toowoomba Turf club last week where he made his awkward public declaration that he would not replace his former boss in 2019.

That means if the former Broncos assistant is true to his word he would have to take a year out of the game, something he has publicly declared he is reluctant to do.

As only the rugby league Gods could organise, Bellamy’s Storm will host Bennett’s Broncos at AAMI Park on Sunday afternoon.

Bellamy signs new Storm NRL coaching deal .
Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has rejected an offer from Brisbane, signing a contract extension with the NRL's defending premiers.Bellamy knocked back a mega offer from Brisbane to sign a three-year contract extension reportedly worth around $4 million dollars.

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