Phil Gould predicts bright coaching future for Trent Barrett

Channel Nine commentator Phil Gould is the latest rugby league expert to predict a bright coaching future for Manly’s Trent Barrett.

Writing today in his weekly column on Nine’s Wide World of Sports website, Gould was full of praise for Barrett, saying he is ‘destined for great things’.

Here is the beginning of the column.

By Phil Gould

Manly Sea Eagles Coach Trent Barrett will be the next super coach in Rugby League.

He is that good.

Never before in the history of the game have we seen such a depth in coaching talent across all 16 NRL clubs, as what our game currently enjoys today. Our coaching ranks are outstanding. The modern-day coaches are so professional and every player at every NRL club gets every chance to be the best they can be.

However, Trent Barrett is destined for great things in our game. His experience as a Test class footballer and outstanding club player, along with his wonderful knowledge of the game, is a huge asset to his coaching aspirations.

Read the full column here.