As Saints step up their search for a new coach, a familiar face has emerged as a front-runner with the bookies.

Former Widnes  and Wakefield star Jason Demetriou, who is currently an assistant at South Sydney, cut his teeth as a coach with Keighley, before returning to Australia.

He is rated as the 2/1 joint favourite alongside Kristian Woolf, who is also an NRL assistant, with Newcastle, and the coach of the Tongan national team.

The pair are ahead Adam O’Brien (5/1) and Shane Flanagan (5/1) in the reckoning.

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