Matt Elliott will be the next coach of the New Zealand Warriors.
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The Daily Telegraph can reveal the former Panthers coach has been given the job for two seasons.
It ends weeks of speculation about the vacant Warriors position and comes the day after Melbourne premiership-winning coach Craig Bellamy rejected a $4 million offer to cross the Tasman.
He has been given the Warriors job despite a score of candidates, including Kangaross coach Tim Sheens, David Kidwell and Stephen Kearney.
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It is understood an announcement will be made either tomorrow or Saturday.