Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy says he isn’t interested in coaching the Kangaroos until his time is up with the NRL club.
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Bellamy has been linked to the Australia job after Tim Sheens’ side lost to New Zealand for the third straight match in Sunday’s ANZAC Test in Brisbane.
The long-time Storm coach said he wasn’t interested in holding dual roles, saying his disappointing stint as New South Wales coach has put him off holding a representative and club role at the same time.
“I tried that once, it wasn’t very successful,” Bellamy is quoted as saying by AAP.
“Probably `no’ would be the answer to that.”
Bellamy is being widely tipped to end his tenure at the Storm following the 2016 season, but has the option on his contract to continue into 2018.
For the moment, however, Bellamy says his full focus is with the third-placed Storm.
“I’m not quite sure what the future holds,” Bellamy said.
“I’ve got the option to finish at the end of ’16 or the end of ’18 so it’s still a long way away.
“I’m just worried about coaching the Melbourne Storm.”
The Storm face the struggling Parramatta Eels on Sunday at Pirtek Stadium.