Seven-time premiership-winning coach Wayne Bennett is headed to Redfern in 2020 after South Sydney announced his signing on a two year deal.
It all but confirms Anthony Seibold will head the other way to coach the Brisbane Broncos.
“Wayne is one of the best, if the not the best, Rugby League coaches of all time and we are excited to see what he can bring to our Club,” Souths General Manager Shane Richardson said.
“His football record is second-to-none and his reputation as a leader is also of the highest order.
“Here he will have the opportunity to work with some of the best senior and up-and-coming talent in the game, which from our discussions over the past few weeks I know he is excited about.
“He will also have the opportunity to work as a Head Coach with a strong coaching, football and administration staff around him that are all pushing in the one direction, The Rabbitoh Way.
“Anthony (Seibold) has done a great job at our Club over the past two years however his hesitance to extend his contract with us, an offer which has been on the table since June, led the Club to explore other options.
“We’re looking forward to Wayne becoming a Rabbitoh in 12 months’ time and we wish him the best of luck with the England team in their current Test series with the Kiwis.
“Now we can look forward to Season 2019 with the aim of improving our performance on the 2018 season.”
This will be Bennett’s second stint in Sydney after previously leading St George Illawarra to the 2010 premiership.