Todd Carney has joined Intrust Super Cup club Northern Pride on a three-year deal, with a view to being a future coach.
The 31-year-old half-back wants to become a coach at the Australian club after he has finished his playing career.
He suffered a couple of setbacks in his career due to off the field incidents but he always remained a good player on the field and signed for Catalans Dragons back in 2015 and moved to Salford Red Devils for 2017 season.
But the Australia international was released the Red Devils at the end of the season and has returned to Australia for 2018 and beyond.
Pride CEO Greg Dowling admitted that former Dally M Medal winner Carney had offers to stay in Super League but was always confident that he would sign with the Intrust Super Cup outfit.
He told cairnspost.com: “I was always confident. It has been going on for a while but deep down I was confident.
“He’s looking at moving into the next phase of his career and life after football and we want to give him an opportunity.
“Todd’s someone who can steer us around the park. We were a ship without a rudder this year.”