NRL club finally confirms the appointment of two former Leeds Rhinos coaching targets

Manly Sea Eagles have finally confirmed the appointment of Anthony Seibold as their new Head Coach for 2023 and beyond.

Seibold previously chased the Leeds Rhinos job when Richard Agar was in charge meanwhile his new assistant Shaine Flanagan has previously been a coaching target at Headingley.

Both former NRL Head Coaches with great pedigree, their arrival is a major boost for the See Eagles.

Seibold will not only be supported by Flanagan but also Jim Dymock, and all three have also agreed to three-year deals.

The appointment of Seibold sees him back at Brookvale after working as an Assistant Coach at the Sea Eagles in 2016.

Seibold makes his return to the NRL Head Coaching ranks after previously being Head Coach of the Brisbane Broncos and the South Sydney Rabbitohs. He was named the Dally M Coach of the Year in 2018.

He also worked as an Assistant Coach at Melbourne Storm and South Sydney, as well as the Queensland State of Origin team. Seibold has recently worked as an Assistant Coach at England Rugby under Eddie Jones.

Flanagan coached Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in 185 games over eight seasons, winning the NRL Premiership in 2016. He worked at St George-Illawarra as an Assistant Coach in 2020.

A former premiership winning player, Dymock has worked as an Assistant Coach at the Sydney Roosters, Canterbury, Cronulla, and the Gold Coast Titans.

Sea Eagles CEO Tony Mestrov said the appointments signal a new beginning for the Club.

“Anthony has an incredible knowledge of the game and what is required at the highest level,’’ Mestrov said.

“We believe Anthony is the ideal person to lead this very talented and strong playing group to achieve success in the years ahead

“Shane brings a wealth of experience to the club and has a great understanding of the pressure and demands associated with the NRL. He will be invaluable to Anthony and the Sea Eagles.

“Jim has an enormous amount of respect across the NRL, both as a former player and as a coach. He knows what needs to be done, having represented NSW, Australia and Tonga. He is also a Clive Churchill Medal winner.

“We welcome Anthony, Shane and Jim to the Sea Eagles. There is plenty of exciting times ahead at Manly.”

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