What Bennett won't allow at the Dolphins

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Newly appointed Dolphins manager Wayne Bennett says helium has nary clip for subordinate managers dictating however things should tally down the scenes.

Bennett was officially unveiled by the NRL's incoming 17th franchise past week, joining the Dolphins arsenic the club's caput manager connected a four-year deal.

The 71-year-old and seven-time premiership victor is nary alien to taking connected caller challenges.

Having endured 2 palmy stints astatine the Broncos, the archetypal from 1988–2008 and the 2nd from 2015–2018, Bennett spoke connected the value of agelong word plans for clubs and wherefore it was important to becoming palmy for decades.

Wayne Bennett, manager of the Broncos and Darren Lockyer observe aft winning the NRL Grand Final successful 2006 (Getty)

"We did it truthful good determination [at the Broncos]. To bash that, it was deliberate and we took a spot of symptom and took a batch of criticism," Bennett told Wide World of Sports radio.

"We had a semipermanent program that would marque the nine highly beardown for a agelong play of time, which we managed to do."

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Speaking to big and Nine NRL commentator Peter Psaltis, Bennett was asked astir the pugnacious decisions helium made during some of those eras astatine the Broncos and whether subordinate managers had impacted his duties arsenic a coach.

Bennett, whose eyes are present acceptable connected penning a caller NRL section with the Dolphins, offered a defiant response.

"I don't woody with the subordinate managers," helium told Psaltis.

"When we greet the subordinate and the woody is signed, the subordinate is the club's responsibility.

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"If I person immoderate subordinate manager ringing maine up telling maine however to manager the subordinate ... that's not going to happen.

"I don't expect the subordinate manager to archer the subordinate however to behave himself, he's a contracted subordinate with america now.

"He's our responsibility, I instrumentality that precise seriously.

"I'm not being disrespectful to the subordinate managers here, but that's not their job. That's however it works.

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"The situation is for the subordinate to play to his imaginable and for america to springiness him the accidental to bash that.

"We person an work to the subordinate to marque definite we tin make a spot wherever helium tin travel and beryllium that player, and not beryllium idiosyncratic who can't workout his accomplishment and committedness due to the fact that of the club, who could beryllium successful a spot of a messiness and things aren't moving the mode they should wrong the club."

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