Jason Taylor
Another candidate
Jason Taylor
Another candidate

Former Parramatta Eels and South Sydney Rabbitohs coach Jason Taylor has thrown his hat into the ring for the vacant Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs head coach role.

Speaking on Fox Sports News and Views on Wednesday night, Taylor revealed that he is seeking a return to first grade coaching and had begun discussions with Bulldogs chief executive Todd Greenberg.

“I had a chat with Todd Greenberg, which was enjoyable,” Taylor said.

“I’m interested in the Bulldogs job. I really like Todd.

“I had a good chat with him and I like the way the club’s heading.”

Taylor, who was infamously sacked by South Sydney for an incident with David Fa’alogo in 2009, returned to coaching with Sydney Roosters Toyota Cup squad this season.

He will need to oust caretaker coach Jim Dymock, who has impressed with the ability to get the club back into the finals race after Kevin Moore was sacked.

Other candidates linked to the role include Bradford’s Mick Potter, Huddersfield’s Nathan Brown, Castleford’s Terry Matterson and NSW coach Ricky Stuart.

When asked if he’d heard back from the Bulldogs after the initial meeting, Taylor replied “no, not yet”.

“That’s up to them. If they’re interested in having another chat to me, I’d be interested in that.”

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