Wayne Bennett has been backed from $3.00 to $2.50, at Sportingbet Australia, to be heading to Newcastle next season after the super coach announced he would be leaving the Dragons.
Sportingbet Australia CEO Michael Sullivan a return home to Brisbane remained the favoured option but punters believed Nathan Tinkler could lure Bennett to the Knights.
“All the money over the last week says Bennett is heading to Newcastle,” Sullivan said.
“There hasn’t been one single huge bet but there has been plenty of punters who think that is way he could be heading.
“There are still a few obstacles though as he would be no chance of heading to Newcastle if Tinkler, with all his resources, doesn’t take control of the Knights.”
Brisbane are currently the $1.50 favourites to secure Bennett’s services following Ivan Henjak’s sacking pre-season and replacement Anthony Griffin only getting a one year deal.
“There are a lot of pull factors to get Bennett back to Brisbane given his history with the club and the fact his family are still up there,” Sullivan said.
“Darren Lockyer is retiring would also provide Bennett with the perfect protégé to take over once he does retire and he then would be leaving the Broncos in good hands.”
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