NZ Warriors skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck thinks Phil Gould may be just the man to turn the club's fortunes around.
Australian reports suggest the Auckland-based side has approached respected NRL commentator/administrator/coach Phil Gould to take on a consultancy role.
"He plays a big impact in the rugby league community, especially in Australia, so it would be interesting to see what he could do for us," says Tuivasa-Sheck.
"He's so well known in the whole rugby league organisation and brings a lot of wisdom with him. If the club is looking to bring him on board, that would be something positive to have him as a mentor around the club."
And club chief executive Cameron George agrees, voicing his admiration for Gould.
"I would support Phil in any capacity around the development pathways, consultancy roles and so on," says George.
"There's a lot of people who think they know what's wrong in the game, but there's probably only two or three I reckon that knows what is wrong with the game, and he's one of them - and equally knows how to fix it.
"We can all benefit from expertise like that and I would highly endorse Phil joining the NRL in whatever capacity they see fit."
Gould has confirmed his discussions with the Warriors, telling the Sydney Morning Herald: "We've spoken a couple of times.
"Basically, the owners and CEO are looking for assistance on strategic issues into the future. Most significant would be player development and pathways - this would include their relationship with NZRL.
"A strong Warriors club is a great asset to the NRL, not to mention its importance to the continued development of international rugby league, which I know is a priority for Peter V'Landys and the ARL Commission."
Earlier this year, Gould criticised the team for their poor form and the club's handling of the coaching situation, after Stephen Kearney was sacked.
When the Warriors beat North Queensland Cowboys, he predicted they would only win two more games this season - and so far that assessment has been spot on, with subsequent victories over Brisbane Broncos and Wests Tigers.
"I think they're going to be up and down like this all year, depending on the quality of their opposition," said Gould.
Join us at 8pm Friday for live updates of the Warriors v Manly Sea Eagles NRL clash