Anthony Seibold is set to be officially confirmed as Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett's replacement this week after the Broncos board reportedly gave the move the green light.
News Corp reports the Broncos board voted unanimously at last night's meeting for South Sydney mentor Seibold to take over the reins from the foundation coach in 2020.
Seibold will swap with seven-time premiership winner Bennett who has signed a two-year Rabbitohs deal from 2020.
The Broncos are expected to make an official announcement in the coming days about Seibold, who will reportedly be offered a multi-year, $3 million contract.
Seibold got the nod over former Broncos premiership-winning skipper Kevin Walters, a move that has incensed Brisbane greats.
Two-time Broncos premiership winner Chris Johns said Seibold was an "unproven coach" despite steering the Rabbitohs to the 2018 preliminary final and earning Dally M Coach of the Year honours in his rookie year.
Johns accused the Broncos of deciding on Seibold as their next coach months ago before interviewing other candidates such as Walters and Brisbane assistant Jason Demetriou.
"I think it is so clumsy the way they have gone about it from day one," Johns told AAP when asked about the Broncos coaching transition.
The Broncos board reportedly shut down speculation that Bennett and Seibold would swap jobs a year early and take up their new reins in 2019.
Bennett had not ruled out the Brisbane board asking him to leave 12 months early after falling out with Broncos boss Paul White this year.
The pair clashed after the foundation Broncos mentor publicly slammed the NRL club's handling of the coaching transition following months of speculation about his future.
Their relationship wasn't helped when the Broncos board knocked back Bennett's request to coach for one more season in 2020.