1 Geoff Toovey
Former Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles coach Geoff Toovey has spent his 2017 with England's fallen giants Bradford Bulls, who he couldn't keep in the Championship after a 10-point deduction.
With the prospect of third tier rugby with Bradford in 2018, a return to the NRL would be an attractive offer while living on the Gold Coast is another selling point.
Toovey could be just the man to motivate Jarryd Hayne and kick the former Eels superstar back in to gear.
2 Kevin Walters
Queensland Maroons' State of Origin coach Kevin Walters came under plenty of scrutiny and heat after their game one loss to the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium. But he bounced back from that defeat and led the Maroons to another series win.
Walters has some club coaching experience, having previously worked with European Super League side Catalans Dragons and has built his reputation more in the background at the Melbourne Storm and Brisbane Broncos, two of the best run coaching setups in the NRL.
Whether Walters would be interested in leaving his Queensland role to become a head coach at a club remains to be seen.
3 Dean Pay
Dean Pay is one of the most exciting coaches on the rise with many thinking he is capable of becoming an NRL standard mentor.
Pay has NRL experience through being the assistant coach at Parramatta and Canberra, while he was Walters' second in command at Catalans. He also coached the New South Wales Blues under 20's.
A hard-as-nails, uncompromising player back in his heyday, Pay could the man to come in and grind out results with the star-studded Titans.
4 Garth Brennan
Once touted as an NRL coach in waiting by his boss at the Panthers, Phil Gould, Garth Brennan could easily make the step up to the next level with the Titans.
He coaches the Penrith Intrust Super Premiership side, who are set for finals footy at the end of the season. Brennan has had his time in charge of both the reserve grade and under 20's side at the club with plenty of success and appears on the verge of becoming an NRL coach over the next year or two.
Brennan would fit the Titans in the same mould as Pay or Toovey as a tough disciplinarian who could drag the best out of a young and enigmatic roster on the Gold Coast,
5 Anthony Seibold
Rockhampton boy Anthony Seibold has experience working as Michael Maguire's assistant at the South Sydney Rabbitohs as well as holding the same role for the Queensland Maroons State of Origin side.
The former German international shared his playing career across Australia, England and France. He has carved out a niche as a strong tactical mind and a good man motivator, two key skills which could come in handy at the Gold Coast Titans.
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