From FOX. This cannot happen!!!
Sea Eagles assistant Shane Flanagan is reportedly pushing for the Manly club to recruit his son Kyle for the 2024 season.
Kyle Flanagan, 24, remains without a contract for next season and is unlikely to be handed an extension to remain with the Bulldogs.
Now according to WWOS
, Shane wants the Sea Eagles to hand the maligned halfback a lifeline and shake-up their spine.
Under new coach Anthony Seibold, Josh Schuster has been the club’s first choice five-eighth but has been sidelined with injury, playing only three games.
Flanagan reportedly wants Schuster to return to the backrow or shift to the centres, with Daly Cherry-Evans wearing the No.6 jersey alongside Kyle in the halves.
Kyle has had a turbulent spell at the Canterbury-Bankstown club after bursting onto the scene with the Sharks during Shane’s coaching tenure.
The young halfback has played 70 NRL games and the club are reportedly considering making a play for his services despite recruiting backup half Cooper Johns in the off-season.
In 2023, Kyle hasn’t produced a try or try assist and was shifted to five-eighth in Round 8 by Cameron Ciraldo in a bid to get the ball in Matt Burton’s hands.
Meanwhile, Flanagan is reportedly facing the axe ahead of Round 9, with Ciraldo potentially handing young gun Karl Oloapu his NRL debut.
According to the SMH
, the Bulldogs coach is looking to reignite his side’s form after securing only three wins in eight games.