Cronulla chairman Damian Keogh admits interest in the Blues coach.
The Cronulla Sharks will make an approach to New South Wales coach Laurie Daley to take over the club for the rest of the season.
Fairfax Media are reporting the Sharks will decide between Daley, Steve Price, Brett Kimmorley and current coach James Shepherd this week after Kangaroos coach Tim Sheens turned down the job.
“We had a board meeting last Tuesday and obviously with Gal [Paul Gallen] and Lou [Luke Lewis] away for State of Origin, and where things are at, we just decided to get through this weekend and we will have a chat probably over the next few days and make a call on it,” Keogh said.
“At this stage, the list of available coaches just for eight weeks isn’t super long. So we will either go with the current set-up, if we think that is the best option, or we will bring someone in for that last month and a half.
“I know Steve Price’s name has been bandied around, Brett Kimmorley’s name has been bandied around, now State of Origin is finished we wouldn’t mind having a chat to Laurie to see if he wouldn’t mind helping out for a while.
“We will certainly throw [Daley’s] hat in the ring. It’s been a tough season, we have a number of inexperienced players now. Probably have a chat to some of the senior players and the incumbents and make a call.
“Timing is another interesting issue within all that. I have no idea where Laurie’s head is at. It might be a bit of a long shot. If NSW Rugby League and the NRL can help us out for the next eight weeks that would be handy.”
Cronulla currently sit on the bottom of the NRL ladder, suffering a tumultuous season both on and off the field.