Jason Ryles rejects Dragons coaching job; St George Bank pulls sponsorship


Dean Younger and Ben Hornby are the brand new frontrunners after Ryles handed on the Dragons job.

“We had discussions, he [Ryles] was one of many most well-liked, however he has withdrawn. We are going to hold pushing on,” stated Dragons CEO Ryan Webb.

St George has adorned the jerseys of its footballing namesake for four decades.

St George has adorned the jerseys of its footballing namesake for 4 many years.Credit score: Getty

“If he felt it wasn’t the best position for him, you’d slightly discover out now than in six months. This stuff may be drawn-out processes, however you’d slightly discover out now whereas we nonetheless have time to seek out the best individual.”

Requested if it mirrored badly on the Dragons {that a} rookie would flip down an extended and profitable head teaching contract on the membership, Webb stated: “That’s a name for Jason. It’s a giant job and it’s a giant membership, that’s for him to reply.”

Webb stated he was nonetheless hopeful {that a} long-term substitute for Griffin could possibly be discovered inside a fortnight.

“There’s been a course of ongoing with all the opposite candidates, we simply proceed that on,” he stated. “There’s only one much less candidate within the combine now.

‘We’re thrilled to welcome Jason and his household again to the Melbourne Storm.’

Melbourne CEO Justin Rodski

“I nonetheless hope we will get it achieved within the subsequent week or two. We don’t need this to tug out, we have to type this out as rapidly as potential.

“We’ve one thing in movement, it’s not like we have to begin one thing now.”

Webb stated it was too early to say whether or not Carr could possibly be within the body for the job completely. Requested if he felt Ryles used the Dragons as leverage in discussions elsewhere, Webb stated: “No, I don’t really feel like that.

“That is only a course of. You get to the pointier finish and so they both go your manner or one other. I don’t really feel used up in any respect, these are simply the best way issues play out.”

Storm CEO Justin Rodski stated there have been “no ensures” that Ryles would succeed Bellamy, however stated he could be a number one candidate.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Jason and his household again to the Melbourne Storm,” Rodski stated.

“Jason is a extremely revered individual within the sport, he’s a gifted coach and he’ll strengthen our soccer program throughout numerous totally different areas.


“Not solely will Jason add additional depth to our teaching ranks, however he’ll play an essential position working with our pathways, academies, and junior consultant applications within the coming years.

“He is a well-liked determine round our membership with coaches, gamers, employees and our supporters and we will’t wait to see him again at AAMI Park.”

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