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Sport 'You've got me for another year': Fittler confirms contract extension

04:01  03 july  2018
04:01  03 july  2018 Source:   smh.com.au

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Queensland will need to brace for Brad Fittler coaching NSW until at least the end of the 2020 series after the Blues saviour confirmed his instant success had activated an automatic one-year extension to his deal.

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As revealed by Fairfax Media last week, Fittler's two-year contract will now become three - provided he wants to extend his time in the top job.

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You ' ve got me for another year ," Fittler joked. While Fittler conceded a lot could change over the course of the next 12 months, his desire is to continue as Blues coach beyond the end of his original two- year deal.

Later on Monday night, the Giants confirmed that they extended Beckham. "It's a five- year extension , six years total," Giants general manager Dave Gettleman said, per the team's website. You ' ve worked all your life to get to this point and it's finally here.

"How good is that, hey? You've got me for another year,” Fittler quipped on Monday.

"[Accepting the third year is] what I'm thinking now. A lot can happen. Let’s just wait and see what happens. I don’t really read that [contract] stuff. I get someone else to read it."

One thing is for sure. The state hierarchy is eager for him to hang around.

NSWRL chief executive David Trodden said the organisation wanted to reward Fittler for the series victory, only the Blues second in 13 years.

"So the contract .. was structured in a way that there was an automatic extension in-built in the contract if he won a series in that two-year period," Trodden said.

"People see the quirky nature and the off-beat sense of humour on the sideline, but there’s a real depth in Freddy's character that people don’t see all the time.

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But extension focus can lead you away from true contracting . Nigel Green, who refuses to use his real name, admits he has had the bug. So all is not lost if you find yourself stuck in the same chair for years on end. But once the clock ticks past twelve months, you ' ve got to ask yourself, "Am I here

"I think people underestimate it a lot of the time. He’s got plenty as a coach, as a person and as a man manager.

"I think the job really suits him and I think he really suits the job. Without getting too far ahead of myself, there is no reason to suggest he can’t be a long-term coach."

Trodden praised Fittler's predecessor Laurie Daley for his input and work leading up to this series win, but said Fittler deserved full credit for ending the Maroons' stranglehold.

The coach's other employers at Channel Nine were also delighted by Fittler's success and factored in his Blues commitments when they re-negotiated his deal with the free-to-air network at the end of last year.

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The stars continued to align for Fittler over the weekend with injuries to Queenslanders Kalyn Ponga and Greg Inglis.

But he was not overly sympathetic about the Maroons' injury toll, which on top of the retirements of Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Johnathan Thurston has left them decimated.

"I've sat here for a long time and it's happened to NSW," Fittler said.

"You have a great game, then some of your stars get injured or suspended, whatever it is.

"I think [we're] just seeing a little bit of doubt in their camp, and that's something we haven't seen in a long time, and that's something we need to take advantage of.

"I can't really deal with what's going on up there or who they choose.

"Without a doubt losing [Inglis and Ponga], I don't know if it makes them weaker, but it gives our blokes an opportunity to go in and maybe not be as good. They could become complacent, so that's something we need to knock on the head straight away."

Fittler has the chance to make it a 3-0 clean sweep and used the word "emotions" when talking about getting his players up one final time.

A lot of the Blues were down on form when they returned to their clubs on the weekend, something that was not lost on Fittler.

"This one is more of an emotional [preparation]," he said.

"I think they're starting to work out what Origin is about. The game is obviously tough but there is a whole other side you need to deal with that knocks you about.

"It's the drain. They all acknowledge that.

"You can see it in their interviews. They're trying to speak highly of their club. They don't know what's going on. They're scattered.

"They've got so much on their mind and they don't know how to approach [things like] media conferences and what to say. It's all taxing. They feel that. They read it in the paper and if they say something wrong they think they're teammates might read it or their Origin mates might read it. It wears on you."

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