NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 28: Commentator Phil Gould during the round 7 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and Parramatta Eels at McDonald Jones Stadium on April 28, 2019 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Phil Gould has worn many different hats during his storied rugby league career.

One of the most polarising figures in NRL land, the 61-year is a former player, Origin coach, two premiership-winning NRL coach, prominent media member and former Penrith boss.

And now, he's considering going down a whole new avenue in a move that will undoubtedly shake up the landscape.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Gould is considering becoming a player agent.

The report states that Gould will likely apply to become an accredited NRL player manager during the next round of intakes in April.

It is believed that he has already starting to build his team to help in his new business direction.

He departed the Panthers last year and most recently was employed by St George Illawarra to review their basketball operations.

Gould would also reportedly seek to manage players from other sporting codes as well as celebrities and media figures.



  1. Interesting but not surprised, follow the money!!!! I think players should not get googled eyed about Mr Gould until we the results from his “wisdom” with the dragons after the first 4 or 5 games. 🤔

  2. “most recently was employed by St George Illawarra to review their basketball operations.”

    Is that why he is teaming up with Michael Jordan and Shaq O’Neal?

  3. overall, I think his done more damage than good… a fair weather sailor, so to speak.
    shown the door at Easts
    promised the world with Penrith, delivered nothing. the coach debacle.
    his footy commentary leaves a lot to be desired.
    Nah Gus …

  4. If you want some to get things in order. As far as the juniors set up at the club, or finances? He did a good job at Penrith!
    If you want someone to operate within a system & cooperate with others. With asking others which coach to hire, which players to keep & how much to pay them? He’s not the man.. Examples of this.. Who keeps Mansour & lets Sivo go? Who sacks a coach to hire Griffin?
    Well he would still be trying to get players to much money based on ability, in this new role.

  5. Mansour over Sivo.
    Massive blunder.
    I guess though at the time Mansour was an established 1st grader and Sivo wasn’t.
    Hindsight is a wonderful thing.

  6. “….most recently was employed by St George Illawarra to review their basketball operations……”

    Now that is just plain embarrassing – Great Journalism !!!

  7. Sivo won’t be doing any jail time screamingeagle.
    Sorry to disappoint you.
    It will get thrown out of court.
    Parra won’t need to pay her off like manly did with Brett Stewart either 😁

  8. I remember quite clearly when parra played their first trail against Penrith last year mr Gould was co commentator when sivo came on n scored a try. He didn’t do much to get it but he put it down. Mr Gould had no idea who he was or he where was from then a few minutes later after he got some info he said he came Penrith lower grades. What an embarrassment he was considering he was getting paid Mega bucks to be some special god to find a coach n players. He’s a joke.

  9. “Basketball operations”??

    Well that explains the Dragons’ poor form last year. They were trying to play basketball.

  10. I really want to reply to you 21, but my nice Penrith comment quota for today has been exhausted. I am sure that EOD, or Toddy or Panthers can explain, again, what was actually said by Gus and how the media have taken it way out of context since.

  11. Panthers18, have to agree. Apparently it took the jury something like 30 minutes to acquit Stewart, which suggests the case against him was weak to say the least.

  12. Well Phil’s not there any more TwentyOne. Just in case you hadn’t noticed ?
    How’s the let’s buy another premiership going at the Nuggets? Sorry, I meant South’s. It’s getting so hard to tell the difference. With the independent corporate sponsorships ,used by both clubs & everything else. It is so very hard to tell where one club ends & the other one starts? You must forgive me or anyone else , when we make that mistake. 👍

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