Wally Lewis has questioned Wayne Bennett’s decision to take over the head coaching position with England.
Lewis played under Bennett with Brisbane and Queensland.
“If it excites him, I suppose he’ll take it up and it’ll probably be a good thing for the standard of international rugby league, but I’m a bit of the old school,” the 56-year-old told Brisbane radio station Triple M.
“I believe that if you’re an Australian you coach Australia, and if you’re a Piom, you take charge of them.
“But Bennett’s been with the New Zealanders and a lot of people say it’s increased the standard of international football.
“If that’s what it’s all about, then I guess there’s no problem with it.
“But I don’t know whether I’d be – or a lot of other guys – would be stepping into that position.”