Broncos sack Head coach Ivan Henjak

The Brisbane Broncos this afternoon sacked coach Ivan Henjak - even before the 2011 premiership season kicks off!

Brisbane has been alive with rumours for weeks, perhaps months, that Henjak had fallen out with senior players and was on borrowed time.

But no one suggested he would be shown the door before the season starts!

He is to be replaced for the 2011 season by Assistant Coach, Anthony Griffin.

The announcement certainly "rains" on the announcement earlier today of the major sponsors for the proposed second team in Brisbane.

It will struggle to rate a mention tomorrow given the news at the Knights, and the now the sacking of the leading coaching role in Brisbane.

The sacking of Henjak will lead to speculation that Wayne Bennett will return to the club in 2012.

I think that is unlikely...

Rather the Broncos will begin the search for a high profile coach from the existing premiership coaching panel, or UK Super League.

A possible coaching role for Darren Lockyer - not as head coach - cannot be ruled out.

We live in interesting times...