Kevin Walters, job, contract clause, Paul Green, former Cowboys and Origin coach, Brisbane Broncos results, Anthony Seibold

The Daily Telegraph’s Brent Read has revealed a clause in Broncos coach Kevin Walters’ new contract could see him ousted from his position early, with one former Maroons boss circling.

Walters, who was re-signed in early March on a one-year contract extension, reportedly has a payout clause in his contract for the first three months of his new deal.

“The fact they put that payout clause in his contract, and it was only for three months shows that okay we are going to give you an opportunity but we are going to protect ourselves if it goes pear-shaped as well,” Read said on NRL360.

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The Broncos famously were forced to hand a huge multimillion-dollar payout to Anthony Seibold and will be hoping to avoid a similar situation with their current coach.

“Well it shows they are not going to do an Anthony Seibold two million dollar payout again,” The Daily Telegraph’s Buzz Rothfield added.

“They are a publicly listed company the Broncos, and no publicly listed company likes two million dollar payouts because a bloke is losing football games,” Paul Kent said.

Meanwhile, it was revealed former Cowboys and Queensland Maroons coach Paul Green was a whisker away from getting the Broncos job ahead of Walters.

With Walters’ new clause in play and Green knocking back an offer from Leeds Rhinos in the English Super League, there is a possibility a new coach may land at Red Hill.

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“Interesting Paul Green knocked back Leeds last week, and Paul Green was a cigarette paper behind Kevvie (Walters) for the Broncos job originally when it came up,” Buzz Rothfield said.

“I think he’d march into Suncorp as quick as Gus went into training last night,” Rothfield added.

“Do you think he’d smell blood in the water?” Read asked.

“I am not sure with Kevvie, he has had what three wins, I am not sure,” Rothfield replied.

According to Paul Kent, multiple factions were dueling over the head coaches role when it became available prior to Walter signing in September 2020.

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Broncos ‘old boys’ and the Brisbane powerbrokers had differing opinions about the direction they wanted the club to take and who was going to lead them forward.

Ultimately, according to Kent, the bosses at Red Hill decided to quell the former players’ murmurings by giving them what they wanted, a former player as coach.

“The problem Kevvie has got, is there is an element there that didn’t want to give him the job, and they felt they had to give him the job to quieten the old boys once and for all,” Kent said.

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“Because at the peak of the Seibold hysteria they were saying they need a Brisbane old boy, Kevvie is the right guy for the job.

“It became a battle between the Brisbane old boys and the Broncos themselves at different points, until they basically appointed Kevvie to partly give Kevvie his chance, but also quieten the noise.

“So then they can at least say, you got what you wanted, if Kevvie either fails or succeeds it has been done and once Kevvie eventually leaves the job whether that is this year, next year or ten years from now, the old boys have hopefully ben quietened because they got their way and then the club can go and find the bloke that they believe… should be the coach.”

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