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Benji Marshall in shock coaching move

Benji Marshall could be lured back to Wests Tigers in some kind of coaching capacity, according to owner Lee Hagipantelis.

Marshall, 36, retired on Wednesday, his final game being for South Sydney in the heartbreaking Grand Final loss to Penrith.

“He would be an incredible ambassador, mentor and coach of sorts,” Hagipantelis said. “In what capacity I do not know, these are discussions that would have to be held with the football department.

“Benji is such a unique individual and is so experienced, he would be able to coach these young players as to what is involved in being a successful NRL player. That level of experience cannot be bought.

“I’d be more than happy to sit down with him and discuss what opportunities are available within our organisation.

“Benji would be welcomed back with open arms to the Wests Tigers in some capacity. He is a 2005 brother and premiership winner so we would warmly welcome him back.”

Despite penning a two-year deal with Fox Spots, Marshall would be able to do that alongside a coaching role at the Tigers.

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