Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs boss Todd Greenberg is adamant caretaker coach Jim Dymock won’t be given the Steve Georgallis treatment as he auditions for the fulltime role at the NRL club.
Dymock said he was of the understanding he had the remainder of the 2011 season to push his case to be the Bulldogs’ head coach next year and beyond, after being handed the role on an interim basis following last week’s sudden departure of Kevin Moore.
“I’ve been given seven games to show what I can do,” Dymock said on Tuesday.
“I’m a realist. I know if we do well, if we win, it’s going to put me in good stead for the job next year.”
Dymock’s assertion that he has been given an opportunity to audition for the job is eerily similar to the stance taken by Penrith Panthers interim coach Steve Georgallis when he took over last month from the sacked Matthew Elliott.
Georgallis claimed he was told by Penrith general manager of football Phil Gould he had 11 games to prove himself a capable candidate, only for Warriors’ coach Ivan Cleary to be appointed a week later on a three-year deal.
Greenberg denied Dymock would face a similar short shrift.
“We’ve told him he’s got a great opportunity – he had eight games last week. Now he’s got seven,” Greenberg said.
NSW State of Origin coach and former Sydney Roosters and Cronulla mentor Ricky Stuart continues to be the clearcut favourite to snare the job next season.
Along with Stuart and Dymock, other contenders for the job include former New Zealand Warriors and Parramatta Eels coach Daniel Anderson, Bradford’s Michael Potter as well as former St George Illawarra Dragons mentor and current Huddersfield mentor Nathan Brown.
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