'I haven't thought about quitting' - McClennan
Thu, 16 Aug 2012 6:44p.m.
By Sam Ackerman
Warriors coach Brian McClennan is quick to answer when asked if he has thought about quitting.
“No,” he says.
If only he could answer where things have gone wrong with the Warriors so easily.
McClennan's not running but he knows his future's not in his hands.
“That's the nature of this job, if you don't get the job done, they get somebody else.”
Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah has indicated for now his job is safe.
“Change will certainly occur, but it doesn't mean heads are going to roll.”
That would mean additions not axings – and they've been in talks with Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney for weeks about becoming another coaching resource.
“At least six or seven new roles within football that will be filled for next season, this is just one of them, so we're talking to lots of people at the moment,” says Scurrah.
Far from paranoid - McClennan's welcoming the move.
“It would be great if he could, ‘cause it's going to help the team, at the end of the day, that's what I’m about, anything to help the team.”
Kearney is well known and regarded among the players, including with captain Simon Mannering.
“He's probably been in the same situation that Bluey is now, didn’t quite go to plan at Parramatta, but he's definitely got a lot of qualities that would be more than a great addition to this club,” he says.
But Kearney can't solve their current woes, and the players are embarrassed after conceding nearly 100 points in a fortnight.
Warriors prop Jacob Lillyman says the team has been failing mentally.
“Poor reads, poor misses, one-on-one tackles that should have been made, I just think mentally the last couple of weeks, we haven't been there.”
Scurrah says from top to bottom the club's on notice.
“The board hasn't said you win these games or else, but obviously we can only look at results and react based on those results, Brian knows what he has to achieve.”
No ultimatums, but no promises either if they can't stop the rot.
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17/08/2012 2:37:49 a.m.
Warrior's to wake up in 2013 that they are an international team and that they have fans world wide full of Kiwi's especially in Australia. and N.Z. Come on guys this is the worse year that you have had and it only has to get better ....Brisbane
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