Shane Flanagan on Dragons hyperlinks after Anthony Griffin sacking, Peter Doust feud rumours

Shane Flanagan won’t chase after the Dragons teaching job following Anthony Griffin’s sacking, revealing he’s but to be contacted by the membership within the aftermath of Tuesday’s transfer.

Flanagan’s title had been closely linked with the Dragons function within the months main as much as Griffin’s ousting after he hung out on the membership in 2020 as an assistant beneath Paul McGregor, however Roosters assistant Jason Ryles seems to be the frontrunner to take over as Griffin’s full-time successor.

When requested concerning the Dragons opening, Flanagan was adamant that the membership had not reached out to him.

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“We’ve joked about it for 10 weeks now, however I’ve had no communication with St George Illawarra, nothing in any respect,” he advised 2GB’s Vast World of Sports activities Radio.

“I promise you, 10 years in the past or 5 years in the past, a youthful, extra aggressive Shane Flanagan, who’s realized loads of classes alongside the best way, would’ve been making cellphone calls, ringing the CEO, ringing the chairman, that is not my go anymore.

“They know the place to get in touch with me. Clearly they have a special course they usually’re going that means, good luck to them.”

There have been rumours suggesting former Dragons CEO-turned board member Peter Doust is standing in the best way of Flanagan and the Dragons teaching job, one thing the 2016 premiership winner admitted he’d heard.

“If there may be (unhealthy blood between he and Doust) I do not know,” he stated.

“I’ve in all probability met Peter Doust as soon as in my life and stated whats up and goodbye, that is about it.

“I’ve heard these rumours … however I am greater, wiser and smarter nowadays.

“I am comfy the place I am at and if somebody desires me to teach their NRL aspect I am going to do it, however at this stage it is undoubtedly not St George Illawarra.”

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Flanagan was important of the Dragons for ready till halfway via this season to ship Griffin packing, saying the 56-year-old had been “a useless man strolling”.

He confused the significance of sacked coaches receiving assist, revealing that he’d personally reached out to Griffin whereas recounting his personal expertise when his tenure with the Sharks got here to an finish in 2018.

“I simply could not see the sunshine on the finish of the tunnel,” he recalled.

“Plenty of coaches since then, I’ve contacted quite a few even after I was teaching, which were terminated … simply to ensure they’re OK as a result of they put a lot into this job.

“They know after they go into it that it’s a results-driven job, and sadly it is the kind of job that you need to hire and never purchase. We simply need to ensure that they’re OK.

“There’s not a coaches’ affiliation to fall again on, which I believe has undoubtedly acquired to occur.

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“At this stage, let’s ensure that Hook’s OK. He is been terminated, he is tried his greatest on the Dragons and it simply hasn’t labored.”

Flanagan was additionally important of the membership’s determination to let gamers entrance the media on the identical day of the coach’s sacking.

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“No means would I’ve let any participant do press convention if there’s drama, it’s an excessive amount of strain on them,” he stated.

“Whether or not the choice was coming at lunchtime, tonight or tomorrow, the primary query was (going to be), ‘Hey, Hook’s going to get the sack, what are your ideas?’.

“Why ought to the gamers be put via that? You already know who ought to standing up there? The CEO, the soccer supervisor, the chairman.”

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