Updated May 13, 2018 08:52:24 The Kangaroos have made a blockbuster deal to acquire former Collingbrook coach Craig Coffeyville.
Key points:Coffeyville’s Collingford side have won the past four national titles and reached the Grand FinalThe Kangarooes are set to receive a $1 million bonus for winning the 2015 grand finalThe deal is worth up to $1.5 million over three years and will be announced on TuesdayA big boost for CollingpoolThe Collingys biggest-ever loss was to Geelong in 2014, and Coffey will lead them to the finals.
The Bulldogs have the same players, but will get a boost in terms of their wages and in the short-term, as the Kangaroose are expected to pay them an extra $200,000.
“Craig Coffey is a quality coach who has worked with players at a number of elite clubs, and we are excited to have him back as our coach for the next four years,” Bulldogs coach Nathan Buckley said.
“He is a man who is extremely experienced, has won championships, coached for teams across the NRL, and is the perfect fit for our team and our club.”
Craig Coffe was an assistant coach at CollingBrook, with the Bulldogs winning the grand final in 2014.
He was sacked in 2017 after a poor season.
The Kangaroo’s 2015 premiership is the club’s best in more than 40 years and they have reached the finals four times, winning in 2006, 2010 and 2015.
“We are thrilled to welcome Craig to Colling Brook as our new coach, and will do everything we can to ensure he has an outstanding career,” Buckley said in a statement.
“It is a huge boost for the club, our fans and our players.”
The players are excited about his arrival, and it is something that is likely to bring much-needed continuity and success to the club.
“The Cats’ biggest win was the grand finals of the last two seasons.
Collingwood’s head coach Craig Venter is now the head coach of Collingworth.”
The Bulldogs will also receive a bonus of $1,500,000 for winning a game in 2016 and 2019. “
Craig will be a huge beneficiary of the deal.”
The Bulldogs will also receive a bonus of $1,500,000 for winning a game in 2016 and 2019.
They will also get a $600,000 bonus for being the first team to win a grand final since 2004.
Coffrey coached the Kangaroo for seven seasons and won three Grand Finals with the club.
“To have Craig Coffe as a Collingridge coach, we have a chance to make the grade again and get to the next grand final,” Collingeather coach Andrew Johns said.
The Bulldogs finished second in the National Premier League last year, and lost in the grandfinal to Geel.