Bluey gets me hard when thinking about next season.
Nothing against Iro. It's just rookie coaches want to consolidate themselves in the role. This usually means a good period of playing what's familiar and safe. We all want someone that'll introduce a new attacking structure, and won't be afraid to promote youngsters/drop old heads. I think Iro would be especially conscious of his first season or 2. As an aspiring NRL coach in NZ, where on earth would it leave him if he gets dumped by the Warriors half a season in?
Either way, this is all speculation. I also don't think he's done enough time as an under-study yet. Kearney was fapping over Bellamy for years at the Storm, and had International XP before he got a first grade gig.
I agree, i have nothing against Iro. I just don't think the situation is right for him, yet. He actually seems like he has quality. I just believe we need at this point in time, a coach with that inner confidence. I also see merit in something like a plan to guide Iro into the main role under someone like Bluey for 3 years. That would be my personal plan, anyway.