BY SCOTT DILLON
Could the mercurial Phil ‘Gus’ Gould save the St George Illawarra Dragons from themselves? That’s the question after a report surfaced on Friday that Gould was considering a role with the Saints.
According to The Mole on the Wide World of Sports website, Gould could be brought in to “head up the Dragons’ end of season review”.
“There has also been a more permanent role discussed, with the possibility that he will take a General Manager of Football role next season, similar to the one he held at Penrith for the best part of a decade,” The Mole writes.
What’s that mean for embattled coach Paul McGregor?
The81stMinute.com’s Curtis Woodward believes it would mean the end of the line.
“Dragons fans give club officials plenty of grief for the way they’ve been running things over there but this is next level stuff,” Woodward said.
“They need to bring Phil Gould in to sack their coach? They should have done it themselves weeks ago. Gould is going to walk in the front door and the first thing he’s going to say is ‘you need a new coach’.
“The Dragons are going to tell him they can’t afford it but where are they getting the money to bring Gus in?”
The Dragons are sitting 15th on the table and face Gold Coast in their last match of the year this Saturday.