GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 19: Garth Brennan poses for a photo after being announced as the new Gold Coast Titans NRL coach at Titans Centre of Excellence on October 19, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Jason O'Brien/Getty Images)

When Gold Coast Titans ambassador Gorden Tallis asked young halfback Ashley Taylor who he would prefer as the head coach Taylor gave him just two names.

It was the indistinct conversation between Tallis and Taylor that ultimately led to the appointment of Garth Brennan.

The Titans found themselves caught up in a dilemma: either sign a high-profile coach or take a risk and opt to recruit a rookie coach.

Unable to table a final decision, Tallis decided to question the future of the Titans, Ashley Taylor.

The 22-year-old recently joined the NRL rich list after signing a lucrative three-year extension. Since Taylor had proven himself as the man to guide the club into a new era, Tallis believed that the gifted playmaker should have a suggestion as to who should be appointed for next season.

He suggested Craig Hodges and Garth Brennan. Little did he knew, they'd finalise the head coaching roles within days.

“I had a quiet word to Gordy Tallis who is one of our ambassadors ... he asked me who I wanted as a coach,” Taylor said.

“I tossed up Craig Hodges, who is still the assistant coach, he was the first one I tossed up because I’ve been under him for three years.

“Garth was another one because I’ve known him.

“Now I get to have both of them here so it’s going to be a good year.”

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