Bellamy’s Storm future unclear


Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy is the subject of an ambitious bid to lure him to St George, according to reports.

Dragons bosses are reputed to be ready to spend $6million on the former New South Wales coach as a replacement for incumbent Steve Price

In an interview with The Sunday Telegraph, Bellamy rated his chances of staying at Melbourne as “50-50”. 

“It is either Storm or one other club and I want to make the decision in January,” he said.

It is thought that Bellamy could earn up to $1.2million a season but revealed he is unlikely to extend his coaching career beyond his next deal.

“It might be three years or it might be five years,” he said.

“It will see me out. I’m 54 now and that’s probably long enough for my liking.

“I probably shouldn’t say that but it’s how I feel.

“The important thing is, I don’t want this dragging on and on.

“The decision needs to be made in January or certainly before we go to England for the World club challenge.”

Although Bellamy refused to name St George as the club chasing his signature, Dragons chief Peter Doust has reportedly offered him more than what the club paid 2010 premiership-winning coach Wayne Bennett.