Retired South Sydney rugby league star Sam Burgess is set to be employed in a highly paid administration role by the NRL club.
News Corp reported that English forward Burgess — who had to give the game away because of a shoulder injury — will earn as much as $360,000 a season over 10 years in the job.
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That would take him up to the amount he was set to receive as a contracted player over the next three years.
Souths are reportedly waiting on their request to medically retire Burgess from the game before signing off on a deal for the 30 year-old.
That could happen as soon as the end of the week.
The role reportedly involves football administration, recuitment and working with sponsors.
“There’s nothing official to say just yet,” Burgess told The Daily Telegraph. “We are working through the deal at the moment and I am excited at the prospect of developing further skills off the field.”