Former NRL great says Wayne Bennett will struggle to hold his job

Five time premiership winner Glenn Lazarus says Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett won’t see out his contract, despite having one year left.

The Broncos lost to St. George Illawarra Dragons 48-18 in their elimination final on the weekend.

Lazarus says Bennett’s relationship with the board is like “walking on egg shells.”

“The relationship he has with Paul White and the board is minimal,” he told Halftime with James Willis.

“I think he will struggle to hold his job for next year.”

It all comes as the NRL issued a please explain to the Broncos after ex- club official Andrew Gee sat in the coach’s box.

In his post-match press conference, Bennett defended Gee sitting in the box, saying “I invited him. It’s still a free country isn’t it?”

But Lazarus thinks we can look into it more.

“To me it appeared to be a bit of a farewell gesture. Andrew Gee has always been one of Wayne’s favourites.

“Either Wayne is worried he won’t be coaching next year or he has other options and maybe he feels it is better for everybody if he just left.

“At the end of the day, something’s gotta give.”