”I’ve been in Bali, so I turned my phone on this morning and I’ve heard I’m his mentor,” Gallen said. ”But I haven’t heard anything about it, and it would be something that I would probably discuss with the club over the next couple of days … I haven’t heard anything.
Carney split with Sydney Roosters last week after being stood down from the club’s last four games of the season following his latest alcohol-related indiscretion.
The Herald reported yesterday that Cronulla chairman Damian Irvine had reacted to speculation the Sharks wanted to sign Carney by saying: ”It’s unbelievable. I’ve had people ring me all day about this, and I’ve told them nothing has happened. We’re not talking to Todd Carney or David Riolo [Carney’s manager]. There’s nothing doing there.”
But if Sharks coach Shane Flanagan and general manager of football Darren Mooney decided they wanted Carney and put a proposal to the board, the idea would be considered as a matter of course. It would come down to whether the club was prepared to sign Carney at the risk he could get into further off-field trouble after finding it at the Roosters and Canberra before that.