Billy Slater rules himself out of big coaching role

One of rugby league’s all time greatest coaches has said he will retire at the end of 2023.

Melbourne Storm boss Craig Bellamy, who has overseen over 500 games as Melbourne Storm winning around 70% of them.

He has won titles in 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017 and 2020 though his first two titles were stripped.

A legendary coach, he has flirted with retirement for a while but on NRL 360 he was adamant that this was likely his last year,

“I’m pretty sure this is gonna be my last year as a head coach. I’ll still be around the club a bit in a part-time role at the end of this year, but nothing’s really changed,” Bellamy said.

“I’m not quite sure when the club wants a definite answer but I want to give (them) plenty of time to find a new coach.”

“I can’t see anything changing this year as to me not retiring at the end of the year.”

He went on to explain that he will miss some parts of coaching but not others.

“There’s some parts of the game that you really enjoy, there’s other parts you don’t really enjoy,” he continued.

“I enjoy being around the players, the banter but also I’m serious at times as well and expecting the players to be that as well.”

“I’ve been here a long time and I think it’s just time for the club to have a new coach as well.”

Now according to Zerotackle Billy Slater has ruled himself out of replacing Bellamy and taking the reigns of his former club.

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