Holbrook set for Titans move

St Helens boss Justin Holbrook is set to be announced as the new Gold Coast Titans head coach this week, according to The Mole and Fox Sports in Australia.

The Titans have been without a coach since Garth Brennan was sacked earlier this month and had narrowed their shortlist down to Holbrook and former Catalans and current Queensland coach Kevin Walters.

The club have now made their decision, however, and could announce the 43-year-old as their new head coach as early as tomorrow.

Two former Super League players are reportedly set to assist Holbrook at Gold Coast, in the shape of Dave Furner and Tony Iro.

Former Leeds coach Dave Furner is set to assist Holbrook at the Titans.

Furner won the 2004 Grand Final with Leeds after two seasons at Wigan and was sacked as Rhinos coach earlier this year after just 14 games in charge.

Iro spent most of his career in the NRL, but did have a two-year spell at Wigan in the late 80s, scoring 23 tries in 50 games.

With six games left in the regular season, it isn’t yet clear whether Holbrook will leave immediately or at the end of 2019.

St Helens do, however, have former Halifax boss Richard Marshall among their assistant coaches and would likely allow him to take the reigns at the club if necessary.

Saints currently sit 10 points clear at the top of Super League and are the bookies’ favourites to win the Grand Final.

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