NRL duo chasing Young

17 September 2020 09:57:10 GMTPlus10

The Cowboys and Newcastle are reported to be chasing Dragons interim coach Dean Young, who has decided to seek a fresh challenge elsewhere.

Young took charge of the Dragons for the rest of the season following the departure of Paul McGregor and was hoping to land the job on a permanent basis.

However the Dragons opted to go with an outsider, when bringing in the tried and trusted Anthony Griffin, who has previously guided the Broncos and Panthers into the top eight.

Young expressed his disappointment at missing out on the position, but said he could understand why the Dragons had brought in the more experienced Griffin.

There was the opportunity to stay with the Dragons and revert to his role of assistant coach alongside Griffin, but it looks as though he has opted to move elsewhere.

Reports claim that Young has already informed the Dragons of his decision and now the scramble is on for his signature, with two clubs keen to acquire his services.

One option is to join Todd Payten at the Cowboys in time for the 2021 campaign. Payten is set to leave his position as coach
of the Warriors in order to take charge of the Cowboys and is in need of an assistant.

So is Adam O'Brien at the Newcastle Knights, so Young does have two solid options and will think them through before deciding on his next move.

Fellow assistants Shane Flanagan and James Shepherd are also set to leave the Dragons so it will be a completely new looking coaching set up for 2021.

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