Sharks coach John Morris looks all-but-set to be ousted from Cronulla with immediate effect, with the club hierarchy pursuing a radical double-play to unite a pair of up-and-coming coaches as his replacement.

As revealed by The Daily Telegraph, Sydney Roosters assistant coach Craig Fitzgibbon is set to be unveiled as head coach with Panthers assistant coach Cameron Ciraldo as his assistant.
Veteran News Corp journalist Phil Buzz Rothfield tweeted that they wanted Morris to leave immediately.
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He wrote: There is strong mail [Dino] Mezzatesta & [Steve] Mace want John Morris to leave NOW and bring in a caretaker. Talk about destroying a season. This is disgraceful.
@Cronulla_SharksThere is strong mail Mezzatesta & Mace want John Morris to leave NOW and bring in a caretaker. Talk about destroying a season. This is disgraceful.
— BUZZ ROTHFIELD (@BuzzRothfield) April 12, 2021
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Earlier on Monday, Rothfield told Fox Leagues NRL 360 The Craig Fitzgibbon deal is actually a package deal and it involves Penrith Panthers assistant Cameron Ciraldo who we all know is highly regarded.
These two are close, they coached NSW Country together. Theyve remained in touch, theyve always wanted to coach together.
I can confirm powerbrokers at the Sharks have spoken to both of them. They will get the job, providing they can sort out the money dot the Is, cross the Ts.
John Morris met with the club today It was the first time he actually had the opportunity to push his case for reappointment. But I think he was wasting his time, its all over red rover.
Theyve been talking to Ciraldo and Fitzgibbon for several months Rothfield added.
Fitzgibbons contract with the Roosters expires at the end of the season, while Ciraldo has another year remaining with the Panthers, where he is widely credited with significantly improving their defence and guiding their young squad into premiership contenders.
But the pair will have their hands full at cronulla, with a full 14 players off-contract after the current season.
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Morris still maintains the support of the dressing room, and reached the finals in both previous seasons of what is his maiden head coaching gig.
That is despite significant salary cap constraints that led Cronulla halfback Shaun Johnson to yesterday declare Morris hasnt had any control over the roster.
Johnson stood by the current coach, telling Fox League: He hasnt had any control over the roster, hes been in a situation where our cap has been shot the last couple of years and hes made do with what hes got.
Hes got us all on board, so I genuinely cant speak highly enough of him.