Anthony Griffin has assured Brisbane fans about his ability to lead the club out of adversity, after taking over from recently sacked head coach Ivan Henjak.
Griffin, a former assistant with Melbourne who coached Redcliffe to Queensland Cup glory in 2006, has no qualms about taking over.
“I am ready to coach – I wouldn’t be here if I wasn’t,” he said.
“The coaching game is a funny game. The media is always speculating about it.
“It has happened a couple of times to me – we have all been hired and fired.
“But the management here have asked me to do a job and I just want to get the team prepared.
Griffin is not well-known amongst NRL supporters and enjoyed only a short playing career with the Brothers club in the Brisbane Rugby League.
Despite his limited playing achievements, Griffin has every confidence in himself as a coach.
He added: “I have been doing this for 18 years so I know the coaching game.
“I don’t have a profile, I am not an ex-player, I am only here because I know the coaching game.”
Griffin’s first match as head coach will be against Melbourne on Saturday.