Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs next coach, interim, Mick Potter, Wests Tigers coach, reaction, video

Two-time premiership winning Bulldogs fullback Mick Potter is likely to take the interim coaching job after Trent Barrett’s exit, reports Nine.

It’s expected Potter will be asked to leave his current role as coach of Mounties in the NSW Cup to take the helm of the ailing Dogs.

Potter previously coached Wests Tigers for two years, before he was not contracted after the 2014 season. His coaching career is thus set to be revived against his former club this Friday night.

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He likely won’t be the only one going up against his old mates with Brent Naden, released by the Dogs on Tuesday and then named by the Tigers in the afternoon, in line to play in the game.

Potter won 50 per cent of his games as coach across the Super League and the NRL. As a player, he won the 1984 and 1985 premierships at Canterbury, then winning the 1991 Dally M Medal with the Dragons, to go along with his 1984 win.

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It’s unclear whether Potter will be considered for the full-time job in 2023 and beyond, with Shane Flanagan and Michael Maguire both floated as options in recent days.

NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler avoided pouring fuel on the fire linking him to the job on Tuesday.

Under Potter’s stewardship at the Tigers, which saw him replacing Tim Sheens, Benji Marshall left to join Super Rugby’s Blues.

The Bulldogs sit 2-8 and at the bottom of the NRL ladder after 10 rounds.


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