Rabbitohs name Seibold as head coach

Rabbitohs name Seibold as head coach

South Sydney have appointed assistant Anthony Seibold as head coach, stepping down from his role with the Maroons to take the reins at Redfern for the next two years.

Seibold joined the Rabbitohs at the start of the 2017 campaign and in addition to his position with the Queensland State of Origin side has previously been an assistant at the Sea Eagles and Storm.

Finally cracking a top coaching job in the NRL, Seibold said he was proud to lead South Sydney for the next two years.

"To become a head coach at a quality NRL club has been my career goal since I got into coaching and to have this opportunity to lead the team here at South Sydney is something I’m very proud of," Seibold said via a club statement.

"The club has a strong playing roster with some of the best emerging talent, a solid leadership group, a wonderful team of coaches and support staff, and a fantastic front office."

Rabbitohs General Manager of Football Shane Richardson added it was time for Seibold to take the next step after a long apprencticeship.

"He has a strong work ethic, a thirst for knowledge, a great relationship with all of our players, he has bought into the values and beliefs of the Rabbitohs, he has great respect for our members, and he has earned the opportunity to lead our team in its next chapter," Richardson said.

Seibold replaces Michael Maguire, who parted ways with the club on Tuesday, and confirmed David Furner would remain as part of his coaching team.