Shane Flanagan’s return to coaching has been put on hold after he fronted an NRL panel on Monday.
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The NRL has delayed Shane Flanagan’s return to coaching.
NRL chief executive Dave Smith confirmed on Wednesday that Flanagan’s return to coaching Cronulla would be temporarily put on hold.
Flanagan was banned for 12 months late last year over failures in duty of care to players during the Sharks’ 2011 supplements program.
The 48-year-old was offered a reduced ban of nine months if he undertook an educational course in compliance with the NRL’s demands.
With the nine-month suspension ending today, Flanagan is reported to have fronted an NRL on Monday in a bid to return to coaching duties at the Sharks.
The panel came to the conclusion that Flanagan would be required to undertake further work to have has suspension lifted.
“We are impressed by Mr Flanagan’s attitude and commitment to satisfying the conditions imposed on him during his suspension,” Smith said.
“But there are still some areas which need further work and, at this stage, his suspension has not been lifted.”
The panel will reconvene when Flanagan has completed the additional work required.