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Dymock gets 2011 audition for Dogs NRL job

By Steve Jancetic 19/07/2011 07:04:32 PM Comments (0)

Canterbury boss Todd Greenberg is adamant caretaker coach Jim Dymock won't be given the Steve Georgallis treatment as he auditions for the fulltime role at the NRL club.

Dymock said he was of the understanding he had the remainder of the 2011 season to push his case to be the Bulldogs' head coach next year and beyond, after being handed the role on an interim basis following last week's sudden departure of Kevin Moore.

His tenure began less than ideally with a 36-12 loss to the Warriors on Friday night, but having swung the selection axe ahead of Friday night's meeting with Parramatta, Dymock is determined to prove his worth.

"I've been given seven games to show what I can do," Dymock said on Tuesday.

"I'm a realist. I know if we do well, if we win, it's going to put me in good stead for the job next year."

Dymock's assertion that he has been given an opportunity to audition for the job is eerily similar to the stance taken by Penrith interim coach Steve Georgallis when he took over last month from the sacked Matt Elliott.

Georgallis claimed he was told by Penrith general manager of football Phil Gould he had 11 games to prove himself a capable candidate, only for Warriors' coach Ivan Cleary to be appointed a week later on a three-year deal.

Greenberg denied Dymock would face a similar short shrift.

"We've told him he's got a great opportunity - he had eight games last week. Now he's got seven," Greenberg said.

"I've said to him, use it as an opportunity to show us what you can do and I've told his staff and all his players, 'let's get behind Jimmy and give him every opportunity to be successful over the next two months".

NSW State of Origin coach and former Sydney Roosters and Cronulla mentor Ricky Stuart continues to be the clearcut favourite to snare the job next season.

Either way, Dymock - who worked under Stuart at the Sharks and again during this year's Origin series - said he had no concerns about being left out in the lurch.

And he was more than happy for his future to hang on his success over the next two months.

"The only way I can really show them I'm keen is by the boys winning games," he said.

"They start winning games and we try and scratch our way into the eight, you never know what could happen.

"I know definitely that I'll be here next year in some capacity, be it head coach or assistant coach or waterboy - it doesn't really faze me."

Greenberg said he would undertake an exhaustive process to find a successor for Moore, who walked out after being told his services would not be needed beyond this season.

After starting the season with three straight wins, the Bulldogs have won just four of the 14 games to follow, with the board showing little patience after an impressive off-season recruitment drive.

Along with Stuart and Dymock, other contenders for the job include former Warriors and Parramatta coach Daniel Anderson, Bradford's Michael Potter as well as former St George Illawarra mentor and current Huddersfield mentor Nathan Brown.

"I want to interview and speak to a number of people that have put their hand up," Greenberg said.

"I'm drawing up a shortlist and I've got a number of resumes in my inbox already so I'll work through those over the next few weeks."

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