Coach Paul Green overseeing a North Queensland Cowboys  training session in Townsville
Coach Paul Green overseeing a North Queensland Cowboys training session in Townsville MICHAEL CHAMBERS

Green may consider New Zealand coaching role

COWBOYS coach Paul Green has admitted that he is considering an offer to join New Zealand's coaching staff for the Rugby League World Cup.

Green confirmed to The Courier Mail that he has been approached by the New Zealand Rugby League for an assistant role, pitting him against his star club playmaker Johnathan Thurston.

Having collapsed in the 2013 World Cup final in England, the Kiwis are desperate to reclaim the title they won under Stephen Kearney in 2008.

Former England boss and Warriors attack guru Steve McNamara has been brought in as an assistant to boss David Kidwell, while Rabbitohs general manager of football Shane Richardson will serve as campaign manager.

The NZRL are open to bringing in a second assistant after May's Anzac Test in Canberra and see Green as the man for the job.

"I don't want to say too much but it would be great to be involved in the World Cup," Green said.

"No decision has been made at this stage."

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