The Wigan Warriors second rower made his debut by Steve McNamara for his country in 2013, following impressive performances under Shaun Wane at his boyhood club.
“On a personal level I’m excited about the possibility of working with Wayne Bennett,” Farrell told wigantoday.net in his weekly column.
“He has a great record and is arguably the best coach of the last two decades – I can see why England moved for him. I see he’s planning to appoint an English assistant coach, with an eye succeeding him, which I think is a smart move.
“At the same time, I’ve got a lot to thank former national coach Steve McNamara for. He gave me my debut and he deserves huge praise for what he’s done. Everyone in the squad gets on – he really developed the ‘two team’ mentality – and I feel he has left England in a really good position.”