Rabbitohs coach Anthony Seibold has reportedly agreed to lead the Brisbane Broncos when he comes out of contract at the end of 2019.
Fox League reporter James Hooper is reporting that "influential figures" are saying a deal has has been "done" that will see Seibold take over the reigns from super coach Wayne Bennett.
Hooper also claims that South Sydney are actively seeking for Seibold's replacement.
“There are plenty of influential figures in the game — especially picking up the telephone today with all this coaching merry-go-round that’s all the buzz at the moment — they’re prepared to tell you that the Anthony Seibold deal with the Brisbane Broncos is done,” he told NRL 360.
“Some people will tell you that that it is done, it is definitely happening.
“Now, I’m not going out there that strongly and saying that absolutely there is a signature on a piece of paper but I know South Sydney have discussed contingency plans, which would be David Furner who’s their attack coach and has been there for a couple of seasons.”
It comes after Seibold revealed to reporters that he had met with the Broncos.
“Like I’ve said before I can’t say it any more times, I’ve not actually spoken to the Broncos and you know, obviously there’s some interest there from them but I’ve not spoken to anyone there,” Seibold said.
“It hasn’t been on my radar, I haven’t had to talk to the players about it, and none of the players have spoken to me about it. I briefly mentioned it to the leadership group and we just cracked on with it.”