Paul Green has accepted a position with the Sydney Roosters for the 2013 season.
The dual premiership-winning coach today agreed to terms with the Sydney club which will see him coach their NYC team and be an assistant coach for the NRL side.
“I have mixed feelings about leaving. I’ve had a great time here at the Seagulls and achieved what I’d set out to,” Green said.
“I want to thank all of our supporters, sponsors and Arthur Lovell and the board of the Leagues club.
“This is a great opportunity as the Roosters are a club on the way up.
"They have a good roster in both NRL and NYC and I’m looking forward to the new challenge. I am sad to be leaving as I am born and bred here at Wynnum but excited about the opportunity.”
Wynnum Manly CEO Scott Thornton said he was pleased to see Green progress to NRL level.
“Paul has given this club great service and ensured we have been a successful club while he has been here,” Thornton said.
“Paul’s progression highlights that this competition is the best pathway for not only players but also coaches and support staff to be involved in elite rugby league.”
The mission to find a new Intrust Super Cup coach has already begun with several candidates contacting the club in recent days after hearing rumours of Green’s possible departure.
“I have had approaches already from very qualified coaches wanting to join us at BMD Kougari Oval next year,” Thornton said.
“We will be looking at all possible options and won’t rush into appointing a coach until we find the person that is the right fit for the club.
“Our training program prior to Christmas has already been mapped out and the existing coaching staff will implement it until the position is filled.”
Coaches interested in joining the Seagulls in 2013 can send their expressions of interest to Scott Thornton.