Jason Taylor, the former NRL coach, has been singled out by the Canterbury Bulldogs as their saviour to restore the currently struggling NRL side. Taylor was observed consorting with coach Cameron Ciraldo over a relaxed coffee in Belmore on a recent Friday morning according to our sources.
Previously leading Souths and Parramatta Eels, Taylor is currently in a 12-month contract with North Sydney, where he recently secured the NSW Cup minor premiership. Despite his contract, the Bears have handed him the green light to negotiate with the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs coaching line-up currently includes Chad Randell and Mick Potter as assistant coaches. The club’s offer of a $300,000-a-year contract could prove to be a great incentive to Taylor, currently earning just over $100,000 with the Bears.
The Bulldogs had a recent setback when they failed to secure the services of Justin Holbrook, ousted Gold Coast Titans coach, who subsequently signed with the Sydney Roosters. Nonetheless, securing Taylor would indeed be a significant boost for the Bulldogs given the continual under-performance of Ciraldo in his debut year as a coach.