Queensland Rugby League has officially tabled a three-year woody to Billy Slater to go the Maroons' adjacent coach, but the Storm icon is yet to accept.
QRL president Bruce Hatcher told The Courier Mail that the three-year connection to the 38-year-old was successful the signifier of 2 guaranteed years with an option, declaring "the shot is successful Billy's court".
While Hatcher said helium was "confident" that Slater would beryllium starring Queensland successful adjacent year's State of Origin campaign, helium admitted QRL was presently "in limbo".
"Billy and his manager are the ones considering each issues, truthful we conscionable person to wait," helium said.
"We are beauteous definite astir what we are prepared to offer, it conscionable depends whether it's acceptable oregon not and successful immoderate way, signifier oregon signifier negotiable.
"That's astir the lone happening lasting successful the roadworthy with Billy, we can't resistance this connected indefinitely and marque it a Dutch auction.
"I was hoping for an reply past week. I didn't deliberation it would beryllium this complicated, but I recognize managers bash this for a surviving and that determination is simply a marketplace retired there."
The connection comes aft Slater admitted that helium was "certainly considering" being Queensland's adjacent coach.
"I've got household commitments and I respect the relation that overmuch that I cognize however overmuch I volition enactment into the role, and I cognize however overmuch it volition request and the committedness it volition take," Slater said during Nine's NRL sum connected Friday.
"So it's not conscionable an casual determination to say, 'Yes', but surely [there is] immoderate information there."